Another sad day for cyclists. My friend Rajesh Karia;s trek got stolen in exactly similar fashion as mine.
I had my blog written on the 2nd of September 2010 ( thieves working overtime) which invited many comments including one from Rajesh himself stating all the precautions he takes to protect his cycle
Ironically and sadly, he became a victim himself in just 10 days
I received a comment on my blog by one Sanjeev T, who had a very valid point. He mentioned that maybe the thief had seen Rajesh Karia;s reply to my blog and knew how things work at his place
All this made me write this piece
I am wondering, what with so many fake profiles, the culprit might be lurking some where on cyclist.in( I know it sounds gross but this is just a possibility)
when i enrolled, i immediately got a friend request from a female( who incidentally never posted anything). Being new, i accepted the request but later chucked out the friend( not naming her for privacy issues)
Finding some details on cyclist is very easy. Cyclists give out cell numbers and other details( i have done it for some events that i posted) alongwith the address etc. I figured out that it is very easy to even not be a member of cyclists and still access a lot of details
Further another conspiracy theory is that maybe the cycle stores are also in nexus. I am not naming anybody, but this is one source which knows our address and phone numbers( while billing we give all details)
what i want to highlight here is that it is just not practical for all to keep cycles at home. May be , just may be we can do away with crucial information on social networking sites and other places of free and easy access
Inviting your opinion. I hope this does not rub some people the wrong way. It is just my thought. The one who goes through this mess would really understand my predicament.