I have known Christian for the past 10 years, and he has stolen bikes the entire time. To say that he hasn't stolen 100,000 worth of bikes is such a lie. He used to lift them and take long road trips from Raleigh to all over to meet girls off the internet and sell his bikes for 1000s of dollars at a time.
zshoffman, how long ago did you see the peugeot with campy parts? I had a similar bike stolen October 2014.
Indicted with felony larceny and first degree burglary and pled "down" to possession of stolen goods? Nope it doesn't work like that.
Why is the angle in this article about a thief who feels shunned- rather than a continued warning for folks to stay away from this guy? He can ride his bike anywhere- but Afghanistan might be a good place for him to look into.
This guy should stop worrying about forgiveness and just be thankful he still has all his teeth.
Interesting write-up. I hope we see more local heroes and villains profiled in the future.
How is this even news???
An excellent article; a fascinating character study. This dude is gifted in so many ways -- smart, athletic, handsome, charming -- but lacks a conscience. The community is wise to ostracize him; he will not change.
"I feel like the most hated person in Raleigh," - Screw your feelings. You alienated yourself through criminal behavior and people are to make you feel welcome. That's what's wrong with society today. No personal accountability or morality. It's time to hold individuals responsible, regardless of anyone's feelings. Disgusted. Could have been bringing the guy lunch to scope it his bikes.
alexhoward, then why even write the article?
It seems pretty balanced to me and clearly outlines his guilt and the investigation that let to his conviction. Outside of him saying, "It wasn't me," I don't see the article taking much of a position besides the presentation of facts which seem to speak for themselves.
Sure, thisaft, this article almost paints him out to be misunderstood. Why are they giving him a platform to plea his innocence when it's the biking communities right to connect the dot and not associate with him. Not to mention he beats women. Bye.
My bike was stolen...a very expensive Trek road bike. Soooo I have no sympathy for this twat.
I would love to know more about this flea market. Because the best I've ever seen at any flea market in Raleigh are some janky Magnas that come with a free helmet, or perhaps an 80s Peugeot with some rusted out campy parts and dry rot tires...this must be the Holy Grail!
The guy apparently knows all the right flea markets and pawn shops....yep that's it. If he was truly "keeping an eye out for it", he would have told the proper owner as I'm sure they posted pics to the community sites. I remember having my bike stolen in Miami, a Christmas gift that lasted two days.....it sucks. Then to say people turned their backs on you.... You turned your back on them.... what a flake.
@cjwatson Can you expound on that opinion? What part seems to be a joke? Why do you categorize the article as a POS? Just curious.
This is a joke, right? I almost thought Grayson Currin wrote this POS article.
Durham Parks & Rec has pickleball as well.
Saturday, June 27 @7pm at Cardinal Gibbons
College Night Facebook Event:
Good list, but needs updating; Benelux has since relocated to Cameron Village on Oberlin Road. Luna Chix, a women's only cycling group, also meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:00 and they alternate between Forest View Elementary and Mapleview Farms. Finally, I agree that CBC deserves a mention--great group!
This is a great list. But it *is* somewhat of a moving target. Team CBC has already spoken up. As far as the Tarwheels, I am no longer the primary contact, but I would be sure to direct people to the right contact. I am now also affiliated with the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill, a group similar the the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition (CBC) , but operating in Chapel Hill.
My point is this: This is a great list, and I thank your for publishing it, these are all good groups and resources. But maybe, to make it even more awesome, you need to work out a scheme to make it easier, and perhaps more efficient for all the groups, rides etc.. you list to help YOU keep it up to date.
Oh. and yeah, a big shout out to Oaks and spokes, who has nailed it for another 10 days bike extravaganza. If I lived in Raleigh, I'd have been to nearly every one of their events!
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