Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

How many bikes is enough? 2,865?

Posted by Matt | August 26, 2008 | Leave a comment

The Guardian reports that the Canadian police have just caught what’s claimed to be the world’s most prolific bike thief in Toronto. The tow-rag in question, Igor Kenk (which can’t surely be his real name?) runs a bike shop which was found to be crammed full of stolen bikes along with ten other rented garages across the city.

He was caught in a police sting operation as he tried to make off with another couple of bikes with an accomplice. Despite the sheer scale of the thefts and the immense amount of niggly trouble he’s caused countless people it puts one thing onto perspective…

Having two or three bikes in the garage is small beer in comparison! Maybe I don’t need to worry about building up that old frame after all.


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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