Letter: Help me get my bike back

Dear Editor: My bike was stolen a few days ago in Crescent City. It was a high-end mountain bike.

I’m a lighthouse nut, so I wanted to come here to see the Battery Point Lighthouse. This was our first visit to Crescent City and we were really looking forward to seeing the lighthouse and the various points of interest.

I secured my bike to the back of our RV trailer with a bike cable lock. We discovered the next day that my bike was gone and the cable lock had been cut.

I know that cable locks are just a deterrent and can be defeated. In hindsight, I should have kept the bike secured in either my truck or our RV, but it did not occur to me to do this.

I made a report to the Del Norte County sheriff.

This experience really soured what was a nice stay in a very beautiful part of NorCal.

My bike is a bright, lime-green Santa Cruz Hightower LT 29er. Maxxis Tires, SRAM drivetrain, and bright graphics on the rims that match the bike.

Please be on the lookout for my bike and contact me at 530-276-4914, or the Del Norte County sheriff. Thank you.

William Van Auken

Redding, California

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