Theft: A Low-IQ Crime in Cold Weather
It’s a fantastic cycling day here today, though I almost didn’t make it - I have a cold (may even be man-flu) at the moment, and when the alarm went off, I was feeling all snotty & chesty. That’s probably more detail than you need.
Anyway, on the way to breakfast, I checked a couple of blogs via Google Reader, and found that Urban Commuter had written up about bike thieves in Ashington (about twenty miles up the road from me) who’d been stupid enough to go robbing on a snowy night, and left tracks that even someone who’d failed their Cub Scouts Junior Tracker badge four times could follow. These thieves have got to be pretty dumb . . . or maybe it’s just the cold weather affecting their ability to think.
This reminded me of my own following thieving toe-rags in the snow caper from last month. I was cycling far too early in the morning, in the snow. . . .
. . . and while I was thinking about this, I looked outside at the fantastic spring day. How could I possibly even contemplate driving instead of cycling on a day like this?!