I’m a triathlete and I just got back from my Sunday group ride around 11:45am, yesterday. I left my bike on my front porch that had bugs and road gunk on it to come back and clean it off. I thought it would be safe for the 15 mins i left it out there considering my front door was open, my neighbors front door was open and there was a neighbor across the street doing yard work. I came back 15 mins later to find my $3500 bike gone in broad daylight. The neighbor across the street said he step inside to grab lunch and did not see anything. I live on Emerson St NW between New Hampshire Ave and Kansas Ave.
It’s such a shame that you can’t trust anyone or leave anything on your front porch in mid day for 15 mins without losing what you worked so hard for!”
Oh man, so freaking frustrating. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled as well.
Ed. Note: Unfortunately we gotta take this as a lesson learned – the OP does not need a lecture here – but for those with really expensive bikes, I’d err on the side of caution and always bring your bike inside or lock it up even for 15 minutes. It sucks that these precautions are necessary but at the moment this is the world we live in.