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Monday, July 25, 2011
Grove rider recovers old friend
Among the happy bicyclists at Bike Miami Day yesterday, the one I'll remember best is Bob Deresz, riding his beloved Raleigh Gran Sport. This bike was stolen from Bob on 27th Avenue 39 years ago. He recovered it just this summer after sighting its gleaming chromed steel leaning on a railing during the Washington's Birthday Regatta last year at The Barnacle. Bob spoke to the rider, a visitor who had borrowed the bike from a local. Through gentle persuasion over the course of more than a year, Bob eventually regained his prize ride. Telling about it now, he is full of appreciation that he was able at last to take the Raleigh home again. Where the bike's been in the meantime is mostly a mystery. If only bicycles could talk!