Sunday, August 08, 2010

And there was much rejoicing!

The prodigal Dummy returns!

I received a PM from someone on mplsbikelove.com with a phone number to call. Apparently, some homeowners found in their front yard. Whomever helped themselves to it, gave up trying to push it, I left it around 28th and the Parkway (about 48th St, for those not from the 'hood) and it was left at 16th and 50th. The neighbors wondered if one of the folks got a new bike and someone else had notified the police.

Anyway, the homeowners returned from the cabin and saw this strange bike in their yard. Mr noticed the stickers and general strangeness of the bike's appearance and called a local bike shop (Angry Catfish) asking if they knew anything about this bike. I think the PM I received was from someone at AC. They gave me the homeowner's phone number and I went and got it.

I'm utterly amazed at the bike community here. Jaw-dropping, sobbingly astounded at the speed at which some of this stuff happens. I'm truly grateful to all involved, and that includes you, dear readers. Your posts with the picture, the calls to action. I love you all. Thanks.

Beers to be delivered to parties involved in the rescue of my great green behemoth.

15 comments:

rigtenzin said...

You're a lucky dog!

Beany said...

What a great ending! I can only imagine how good you feel.

Snak Shak said...

That's great news. I talked this up to every bikey person I saw and kept an eye out. Apparently, so did others. I am so glad it's back home.

The Donut Guy said...

Outf**kingstanding:-)

Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah.

Doug said...

Amazing!!! So happy for you that you got it back.

Come to think of it, your Dumvee is the only Big Dummy I've had the pleasure to ride. You let me take it around the block last time we were at your home. I have a personal connection to that bike.

Pete said...

Far out, man!

Seriously, I couldn't be happier. These stories rarely have a happy ending.

wjcstp said...

Wow, that's excellent. Truly the best thing about cycling in this town is the amazing bike community. Hope it's still in good shape, and the thief(ves) get their full karmic due.

Heath said...

Happy endings come without having to travel overseas for a massage.

The Old Bag said...

YAY!!!

Joboo said...

I was following the act of little brains, big balls over the weekend, and I'm glad you got your ride back man!!!!!!
I do not know how or what I would do if one of my rides got stolen, I've never been there, and knock on wood, hope I never am!!
It blows me away reading the closeness of the biking community in the Mpls/St. Paul area's!!
I guess no matter what or how you ride........ A bike is a bike, is a bike; and we all ride for the same/different reasons!!! Beautiful Happy Ending!!!!
Peace, Joboo

rlove2bike said...

I am glad you got your ride back. I think it is not often things like this turn out well. Xcccellleenntt.

WheelDancer said...

Excellent news! My faith in (some portions of) the human race is renewed. I'm guessing that HC made a sale on a bigger lock in the last few days, am I right on that?

Noreaster said...

I'm so glad that you got your bike back! It looks like there is a lot of "you" in it. It would have been a shame to have it go missing for good.

Tex69 said...

pretty frickin' awesome!