August 21st, 2002, 03:11 PM
The NORBA National race at Mount Snow Vermont was the site for many great accomplishments this year, unfortunately it was also where my Specialized S-Works Team Downhill bike was stolen. I reported the theft to the Wilmington Police Department when the bike was taken from the parking lot at the Roadhouse Resturant on 8/15/02. I rented a bike and raced anyway finishing tenth, I like to think that would have been a podium finish on my bike. The frame is white with black and red specialized decals, it has yellow mavic dee-max wheels, king headset, azonic bars, raceface northshore cranks,intense tires, manitou carbon x-vert forks, sram rocket shifter, mrp chainguide, atomlab 35mm stem, odi grips, titec sadle, and ringle platform pedals, it's a beauty. If I lived on the East coast I would spend some serious time searching resorts and shops for it, but since I traveled from California for the race all I have been able to do is make phone calls and list the bike on some web sites. Next year I will rid Vermont of a criminal or two by setting up a sting with an equally beautiful bike and catching the purpotrator in the act, I may do this at several events across the country. But how can I get the person who took this bike ? I could post adds asking for a team dh frame but chances are the idiot is illiterate and not on the internet, any ideas ? With only a couple hundred of these things in existance I wont be surprised if I see it again some day at a race somewhere and the rider will not be happy when I do, but by that point it will just be posession of stolen property, what to do, what to do ? If you have any good ideas or leads please post them here or cotact the Wilmington police at (802) 464-8593. Thanks, Jon Martin.