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Monday Inspiration: Kayla Smith steals her bike back!


Posted by Cags R under Cycling on 1 September 2013 at 11:00 PM

This Monday we're doing a big shout out to the ballsy Canadian Kayla Smith - "you steal my bike, I'll steal it back!".

If your bike were stolen and you saw it online for a third of what it was worth, you'd want to do something about it, right? Well, Kayla Smith decided that the only way she'd see her bike again was to take action against the thief who stole her bike.

Kayla Smith steal her bike back

I called the guy up and made arrangements to meet him in half an hour at the main street McDonalds. (McDonalds, yes, McDonalds) When I pulled into the parking lot I still had no plan of attack. I got there and saw the guy with my bike. He was wearing board shorts, a raggy tank top and dark sketchy glasses. I noticed that it was my bike right away because of the RIDE ON stickers on the frame and the fact I have a silver handle bar plug on the left and a black one on the right. A description I gave to the police already. Here is where I started thinking on my feet.

I asked the guy if I could take it for a ride around the parking lot. He was wary and said “yeah but don’t take off…” I said not to worry that I would even think of it! My heart was pounding and I had no idea what to do so I just got on the bike and started to ride. As I was riding away, I called my friend who was driving to meet me as backup. I rode to the adjacent parking lot where she was pulling into as I was riding. We watched the guy start to look for me and he got super freaked out and he suddenly just took off running.

Kayla has just been made an honoury member of the Girls on Bikes Tribe for life!

While Kayla's actions were probably every cyclist's dream, police are now worried that others may take matters into their own hand:

So what do you think? Would you steal your bike back? Share you comments below: