Bike theft and vandalism is so rotten. It’s just the worst thing to come out of a pub and see that your bike is gone, or that it only has 50% of its wheels remaining. Stupid junkies!
There are a lot of antidotes to the negativity put out into the universe by bike thieves, however….
One is Bike Farm, a volunteer-run bike workshop in Portland. I went there last weekend and got some free reflectors and repair advice. There was even a female bike mechanic. Portland is the best!