Mtbr Norcal Community Helps Recover Rare Black Mojo HD


I went down to the Santa Clara Police station this afternoon and got my bike back!


The only thing missing were my pedals, which had been replaced with a pair of these really awesome pedals:


Apparently, Josh didn’t like my Crank Bros. I think I’ll give these fine Wellgo flats to whoever guesses closest in the “Josh Scarbrough is on the lam” contest. Bonus! They have reflectors, which will keep you saferer on night rides in the Saratoga hills by the reservoir…

I am deeply indebted to Steve and to the larger Bay Area MTBR community – without your help there is no way I would have been able to recover my bike. That people were willing to help out someone that they have never met says a lot about the character of mountain bikers. The world is definitely better with you in it. Of course, I am also indebted to Officer Dave Albert of the SCPD, who did an amazing job.

And if you see an ugly-assed dude with a salt-and-pepper goatee riding a large nude HD somewhere between Santa Cruz and Fairfax, he didn’t steal it.


Thank you.


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  • Bazza says:

    Nice work. Great story.
    I love a happy ending.

  • glenn says:

    You deserve that Dale’s Pale Ale! Nice recovery of the bike. Everyone write down your serial number!

  • DIESELDOG706 says:

    Awesome! Thieves make me sick, especially bike thieves. I am glad you got your steed back!

  • Jaime says:

    I am glad you recovered… happy ending! The most important part is you got the bike bike, which isn’t the usual scenario. Usually you cut your losses and move on. Hopefully this kid got scared shitless and will realize the wrongness of his ways and lead a more honest life. We all do stupid things when we are young, and my guess is that he hasn’t had to work hard for anything yet. Usually people who have had to “earn” every hard dollar can appreciate it and develop a respect for others and their belongings. When I was 1bout 19, I once bought a nice Klein mountain bike off the “homeboy shopping network” for 75 bucks… there was a little guilt, but I didn’t think much until someone stole it from me! Karma!!! I really depended on that bike to get around. I remember how violated and angry I felt, but remembered how I got it. From that point on I realized that honesty is the best virtue, and I swore never to buy anything that seemed to be sketchy. It made an honest Joe out of me!

  • vigilante says:

    you’re a peaceful sort, it would have been next to impossible for me not to have brought a baseball bat to the set-up, and upon recovering my bike, beating said perp into a hospitalized state – seriously, i’d have broken his legs on his front stoop & risked the jail time… glad you got it back – hope it’s a felony theft & he has 2 strikes, already…

  • Eric G. says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!! Justice Prevails!!! So glad you got it back!!

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