The Fuckers Stole My Bike

Sorry folks, no apologies for that headline. On Friday 4 April at around noon, some criminal fuckheads loaded my bike into a van or a truck and drove off with it. This occurred inside the “secure” complex where our offices are in Centurion. I happened to look out the window at 2pm and my bike was no longer where I had parked it, and it turned out that this was no prank.

There’s a couple things that make this event such a shock:

  1. I can’t believe nobody saw this happening. There’s always someone smoking out there.
  2. I can’t believe the security guards at the entrance saw nothing.
  3. I can’t believe they’d do it in the middle of the day.
  4. I can’t believe criminals think that seeing something means you can take it.
  5. I can’t believe someone would buy that stolen bike from the thieves, but I can’t believe they’ll make any money selling it for parts either.
  6. I can’t believe I only take the bike to work very rarely, based on a whim and on the weather, and the criminals “just happened to see it”.
  7. I can’t believe it was my bike that was taken, and not one of the other two parked two spaces away.
  8. I can’t believe I have to go hunting for a bike again, when I’d found the perfect deal on the perfect bike for me.
  9. I can’t believe I’ve managed to control my burning anger and not punch holes through walls, but then again, I suppose that control is one of the reasons I’ve been such a successful biker thus far.

And in case you happen to see something, here are the bike details:

Black 2007 model CBR 1000 Fireblade
Standard exhaust, standard windshield
Immaculate condition
Right hand side crash bobbin is missing.
Stolen in Central Park, Esdoring Street, Highveld Techno Park, Centurion

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Offline Car Googling

Due to the untimely demise of my Polo Playa, I have now unexpectedly found myself in the market for a new vehicle. As far as my research goes, the following are options at the top end of my price range (in no particular order):

Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Comfortline – R136 350

Problem here is that a new Polo is being launched in July

Citroen C2 VTS – R145 000

Renault Clio 1.4 Expression A/T 5-dr – R137 995
or Renault Clio 1.6 Dynamique 3-dr – R 139 995

Toyota RunX 140 RT – R137 879

Honda Jazz 1.4 i-DSI Manual – R132 500

As for Opel Corsa, well their website is useless. Minus one point for them.

So here’s my question: which one? Or should a aim for something cheaper and quicker to pay off? The comments section awaits your input…

I needed a stolen car like I need Windows on my PC.


NGB 776 GP, Charcoal VW Polo Playa 1.4

My car was stolen in Rynfield, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa on Saturday at around 13:30. Strictly speaking the colour is “Anthracite Blue”, but it looks more like Charcoal (dark grey to black).

If you do happen to see it, phone the cops, please.

Let’s hope the inevitable insurance chronicle is not a pain in the ass. I’m lost without my wheels – I feel compelled to return to varsity and do the lift scheme/lazing on the grass/partying thing.

Alternatively I could go and drive around the townships and informal settlements in the slim hope of some success.