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    Posted November 21, 2012 by
    San Diego, California
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    For Christmas, the only thing I really want or need is another bike. The one I have been riding for over 20 years was stolen this past August by either a crack head looking to sell it for drug money or one of the punk kids who lives at my apartment complex.

    The bike was an ancient Free Spirit blue cruiser and I rode it everywhere. Since I have a bad knee and I am waiting for a knee replacement, I really depended on my bike to get around. Even when I could drive my car somewhere, I would always try and ride instead. Not only to reduce my carbon imprint but to get some good exercise and fresh air.

    My friend next door said I should put an appeal out so someone would feel sorry for a disabled person getting their ride ripped off. But that's not how I roll. I have let both my kids know that I would be tickled pink for Santa to bring me either a new or used bicycle. I am not fussy in the least. As long as I can ride it, I am good.

    Unfortunately, I am not the only one to suffer the loss of a bike where I live. For a while, any bike not locked down--and even some that were--got jacked. My son's pal, an air traffic controller, had two expensive bikes stolen that were both locked to his front porch!

    Santa, I have been a very good girl this year. Other than fighting with people who poop their dogs in my front yard without picking it up, I have been downright angelic. Please bring this limping lady something to ride!
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