Also on the bike was a silver feather belonging to Ma’at, the Egyptian goddess and embodiment of truth, tied to the front; but I figured the police didn’t really need to know that.
The lock was a Masterlock Quantum 12. from Cycleworks, 55 Rt. 206 Stanhope NJ 07874, (973) 347-3733. The thief might have defeated it by:
- pulling the whole set over the top of the parking meter and walking off with it.
- watching me scramble the combination
- cutting the cable
Your online report has been approved and the permanent case number is 051014989.
update 9-19-05: here’s what I figure. I had purchased an inexpensive lock for an inexpensive bike. My main purpose was to protect it from joy riders on the playa and thieves in Hackettstown New Jersey. When I locked my bike up in the Mission District, San Francisco I should have been thinking about protecting my bike from an entirely different kind of criminal. I messed up. Oop.
I called Masterlock… there was no theft warrantee on my lock. The lock only cost $30… it protected me from the kinds of bad guys I was trying to protect it from.