KFOR is reporting that three bicycles were stolen last Friday (09/23) from local cyclist, Craig Staley. Below is description of the three missing bicycles:
- 2010 Specialized Tarmac (Left rear seat is scuffed and the 130 mm stem has GATA written in silver on top.
- 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon 29er (Right seat stay cracked and repaired and one spindle is broken on the right pedal)
- 2010 Specialized Crux (Cyclocross bike, Red and black)
Staley is a passonate cyclist and it would be great if these items could be found and returned:
Staley was forced to miss the state championship race over the weekend.
“I felt like I lost an arm or a leg. Even though I realize they’re material things, it’s a hobby and I’m passionate about it. I know everyone out there has a passion and I feel like all that was taken away from me.”
Staley rides 15 to 20 hours a week.
He logs close to 300 miles each week as part of his training.
Despite the loss, Staley feels lucky that his teammates have loaned him a bike to train.