Indy Week | Comment Archives | Stories | Sports

Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Comment Archives: Stories: Sports

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

Also the officers and da have always speculated that Browne was always just the face and someone else was the one actually getting there hands dirty. If that's the case there is still someone very much at large.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by officerdtrain on 09/04/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

Speculation and fact are two different things. I find it very odd that everyone knows something now, yet nobody knew anything when it actually mattered. Either way this article is a waster of time and money. There are far more rapes and murders to worry about then a pos that plead down to possession of stolen property... Like come on, the da didn't even make a larceny or burglary stick just a possession.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by officerdtrain on 09/04/2015 at 8:43 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

There isn't anything I can say that wasn't already stated in the article. I'm connecting the dots here and anybody could do the same. Maybe it is unfair to say he has been "lifting" bicycles for 10 years, but I do know that he's been flipping them for as long as I can remember. Anyone that knows Christian would tell you that he flips bicycles. That they were stolen is pretty obvious in hindsight. I believe he stole them because it just doesn't make sense... selling a bicycle in Texas that was stolen in Raleigh, where he is from, and he just happened to drive all the way halfway across the country to sell it someplace else. I am NOT trash and I'm certainly not an accomplice! If I had anything to tell the police about this you better believe I would. I had four bicycles stolen from me and what thieves fail to understand is that people depend on their bikes! Or they just don't care. I believe in karma though and if it's true that he has been stealing bikes, they'll catch him. I have full confidence in police and Baker in this case.

The only reason I said anything at all is that I can't believe this is an article submitted to Indyweek. Why does this exist? Why is the author fawning over him? And why did the author name out the guy that told him he wasn't welcome to the bike rides? It all seems really half-baked and unprofessional.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by littlebuttercup on 09/04/2015 at 3:55 AM

Re: “Taking the Triangle—by recumbent trike

If you want more details, the videos can be seem on this Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX7qFx9CHfYG0S5OYgxeFkQ

The camera is a Mobius Camera:
http://www.amazon.com/Mobius-Action-Camera-1080P-Sports/dp/B00DP1WYD2

with an waterproof case:
https://www.joovuu.com/gb/cases/103-mobius-waterproof-case.html

and an external battrey pack:
http://www.ianker.com/product/A1105011

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Commuter on 09/03/2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “How not to get your bike stolen

... and if your bike is stolen, get it registered on stolen.bikeindex.org, which gives the biking community tools to ID and return stolen bikes, and to staunch the sale of stolen bikes online.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bhance on 09/03/2015 at 11:47 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

I highly doubt you have know him for 10 years or that this has been going on that long. Also if this is even true what type of trash are you that you would not report it to the police??? You know that is an illegal and called being an accomplice... You what's the deal @littlebuttercup??

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by officerdtrain on 09/03/2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Four quick tips for beginning Triangle bikers

A thousand times yes re minding your manners on green ways. Slow down and call out well before you think you really need to. The whir of your spokes and the rattling of your frame may sound plenty loud when you're riding, but to the rest of us you're in stealth mode. And that goes double for dogs, who really don't like being startled.

(The vast majority of cyclists on our trail do this, BTW, and I thank them for it every time.)

Thanks,
BCB
daily walker, occasional cyclist

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BullCityBrian on 09/03/2015 at 7:37 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

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.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by littlebuttercup on 09/03/2015 at 2:42 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

zshoffman, how long ago did you see the peugeot with campy parts? I had a similar bike stolen October 2014.

Posted by CommuteRaleigh on 09/03/2015 at 1:00 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

Indicted with felony larceny and first degree burglary and pled "down" to possession of stolen goods? Nope it doesn't work like that.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by veganesthie on 09/02/2015 at 4:22 PM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

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.

21 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Cora Blue on 09/02/2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

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.

21 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jason28205 on 09/02/2015 at 3:15 PM
Posted by Угорь Камень on 09/02/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

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.

25 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Matthew Brown on 09/02/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

"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.

25 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ELBeck on 09/02/2015 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

alexhoward, then why even write the article?

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by cjwatson on 09/02/2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

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.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by alexhoward on 09/02/2015 at 12:17 PM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

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.

14 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by cjwatson on 09/02/2015 at 11:50 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

My bike was stolen...a very expensive Trek road bike. Soooo I have no sympathy for this twat.

19 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by José Ramón Chavira on 09/02/2015 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The bicycle thief: After being caught with stolen bikes, Christian Browne wants back into Raleigh's cycling scene

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!

25 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by zshoffman on 09/02/2015 at 10:53 AM

Our Guides

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation