I read a thread on crazyguyonabike not long ago by a couple whose tandem was stolen in New Orleans (I think) while they were eating lunch on their cross country tour. The bike was rather immediately purchased by a good samaritan, knowing it was stolen, for a song. Amazingly, he found the true owner’s name and phone number stuffed in the handlebars or seatpost (something like that) and was able to reunite the bike with the owner and they were able to complete their tour relatively uninterupted if I remember correctly. I keep thinking I need to stash my name and number in my bikes in several places but I’ve never got around to it.
That aside, I guess I do see a difference in the two actions even if technically there is no difference. No way, no how is that tandem getting back to the owner unless a good samaritan takes that action. No way, no how is the bike in Portland getting back to its rightful owner BECAUSE of the “good samaritan’s” action. If I’m the owner of the tandem, I’m thanking the guy who purchased my tandem. If I’m the owner of the bike in Portland, I’m wondering who the hell are you stealing my bike? Big difference in my mind even if both actions are legally wrong. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.