Insurance companies aren’t always the worst. I guess not all of them follow after AIG and their brethren. Instead, State Farm came through in the clutch. Quick background story so everyone’s on the same page:
I got a bike last September for my birthday. It was glorious. A real steal off of craigslist. Well, the weather turned chilly. Too chilly in fact to ride it much during the Winter. So it stayed locked up in my apartment building’s garage. After the cold weather got tired of being cold, it started to warm up. Hooray! Time to ride the bike! I get down to unlock it, stare at the bike rack, and see my lock cut in half, lying on the floor, mocking me. I even tried it with the key to make sure it was mine. It was.
So, after a bout of infuration coupled with disbelief, I told people of my tragedy. I received some sage advice from an unlikely source: Brent. Presumably because of his age experience, he told me to check my renter’s insurance to see if it covered my bike. I did and it did! After some legwork (left a message for my insurance agent Garrrrry) I filed a claim. Surprisingly after very little work on my part, a check was sent my way and I was able to get a new bike!
I’ve ridden it a few times so far and, if you weren’t jealous already, you should be. It’s sweet! Thanks to the Bicycle Pro Shop for all their help getting me squared away. Now the bike lives in our apartment never to be stolen again.
PS- if you have my old bike and are reading this, I’d like to grab coffee with you some time. You can bring my old bike along and we can go for a ride. It’ll be fun!
PPS- if you didn’t steal my bike and are reading this, I’m planning on meeting up with the guy who stole my bike and punching him in the face. Hopefully he’ll bring my old bike too so I can get it back.