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Word of Mouth

Schwinners on Pursuit of Losers


When thieves stole Patrick Symmes’ commuter bicycle in broad daylight, it’s not a stretch to say that he snapped. Late at night, he’d watch the surveillance tape again and again… plotting sweet revenge against the two men who’d methodically and nonchalantly pilfered his blue Novara Metro hybrid. Seven bikes and three cities later, Patrick has finally gotten his revenge…sort of. He’s now an expert on what becomes of the one-million bikes stolen each year in America, and his article "Who Pinched My Ride" is a feature in the latest issue of Outside magazine. 

How not to get your bike pinched.