Some people do rotten things… :(

Today should have been a good day…  but it’s been downright lousy.  Woke up early in the morning to discover that someone had stolen our bikes, all three of them.  Even the girlie’s bike.  What kind of person steals a little kids very first bike?  That’s just so not cool in any way, shape, or form.

Want a look back at a few blog posts featuring our bikes?  Including a video of the girlie trying one out in the store?  Click this link:

We really do love our bikes, and it hurts knowing that someone actually planned this out and executed it with at least two or three people.  Our bikes were all locked up together.  Mine is an electric-assist bike and is heavy and hard to move when the key isn’t in and the battery isn’t turned on.  Damon’s had a flat tire.  It looks like they must have moved them, all still hooked together…  as we couldn’t find any evidence that they’d cut the lock or chain before taking them.  It’s all just speculation, but we figure they probably saw them on Halloween, and put their plan into motion on Sunday night.

Happy Monday to us!

Mine was the first bike I’d owned as an adult.  It’s my vehicle.  It’s how I drive me and my daughter around for three of four seasons.  I love my bike.  It may not be pretty, it’s big, bulky, heavy, and difficult to get started…  but it’s mine.  My silver bullet.  It was a big purchase for us, and means a lot to me.

Damon’s bike was a gift from his Grandma before she passed away.  It’s a gorgeous bright red, 21 speed Schwinn mountain bike that she had special ordered for him.  At the time it was worth more than the car we drove.  It makes us think of her every time we take it out.  It cannot be replaced.

Lily-Ann’s bike was the result of several trips to several stores, where she tried bike after bike.  Hours spent riding (or trying to ride) bikes down store aisles before finding one that was just perfect for her.  And then the decision making going back and forth between the two colour options…  race car or princess carriage…  It was a long hard choice for her, and she loves her bike and is sooo proud of it.  This just breaks my heart.

So…  please keep your eyes open for us.  If you hear of someone who recently got a used bike (maybe they bought it through an acquaintance, maybe they found it ditched somewhere) or if you see a few bikes chained together in someones yard that look like ours…  please let us know.  Our house insurance will cover some of the loss…  but honestly?  I just want our bikes back.  I don’t want new ones.  We love our bikes, they mean a lot to us.


About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at follow her blog at get to know her daughter at or check out her work at

Posted on November 7, 2011, in Family, Just a Note, Parenting, People, saskatoon, Wee Girlie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. hopefully some one will spy them!

  2. Oh… just to clarify… the girlie did decide on the princess-type bike in purple and pink vs. the race car style one. And she picked out a Disney princess basket and streamers that same day. So her’s is pink and purple, with a pink and purple basket, and pink and purple streamers… and it has a cute little bell on it too.

    Thanks for keeping your eyes open for us everyone. We haven’t told the girl that this has happened yet. I’m just really hoping we can recover the bikes before she ever has to know they went missing. I don’t want her to know that there are people out there who would do something like this… not yet. 😦

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