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Old 11-03-21, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
I am sure that the thieves are all well schooled on what these trackers look like.
I think you overestimate the IQ of the average opportunistic bike thief.
I don't leave my bike laying around much, it would likely be a fast snatch at a lunch stop, and that's pretty brazen.
My hopefully quick detection, won't give them a lot of time with which to sanitize the bike.

If all I get back is the tracker, at least I tried.....and it will still look good on the police/insurance report.


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Old 11-03-21, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
They could tape it to a random car.
Or feed it to a Wolf !

OH, hold on, that's been done already.

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Old 11-03-21, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
Or feed it to a Wolf !

OH, hold on, that's been done already.

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Wolves aren't exactly easy to find!
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Old 11-03-21, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
Wolves aren't exactly easy to find!
They found one just fine in the movie.
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Old 11-03-21, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
They could tape it to a random car.
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The thief would want to avoid being tracked, so ditch the tracker fast and leave.

They have no reason to spend time to put some adhesive on it and wait for a stop light for a car or bus to come to a stop next to them. Too many spy movies?
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
The thief would want to avoid being tracked, so ditch the tracker fast and leave.

They have no reason to spend time to put some adhesive on it and wait for a stop light for a car or bus to come to a stop next to them. Too many spy movies?
It's a joke.
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Old 11-03-21, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
Wolves aren't exactly easy to find!
That is correct.

A couple months ago I had just finished a week long backpacking trip, was taking off my hiking boots and putting on shoes that were better suited for driving, someone in the parking lot says - hey, is that a wolf? Fortunately my camera was right there. Photo is cropped from the original, I only had my point and shoot camera. About 10 seconds after the photo, it was gone.



Northern Minnesota, a few miles north of Lake Superior.

Too bad I did not have a tracker handy, I could have run towards it and tried to put a tracker on it. <Joking.>

I think that is the first time I have seen a wolf in at least five years, that was a real surprise. They always see you before you see them.
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Ballard man uses Apple AirTag to locate stolen bike, and take it back
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
That is correct.

A couple months ago I had just finished a week long backpacking trip, was taking off my hiking boots and putting on shoes that were better suited for driving, someone in the parking lot says - hey, is that a wolf? Fortunately my camera was right there. Photo is cropped from the original, I only had my point and shoot camera. About 10 seconds after the photo, it was gone.



Northern Minnesota, a few miles north of Lake Superior.

Too bad I did not have a tracker handy, I could have run towards it and tried to put a tracker on it. <Joking.>

I think that is the first time I have seen a wolf in at least five years, that was a real surprise. They always see you before you see them.
Wolf? Or Silver Back Coyote? Lets do a poll.
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+1 on the Apple Air Tag idea. I was thinking about picking one up myself for this very purpose.
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Quick note on this three month old thread, the New York Times had a good article on airtags, tiles and a GPS tracking device. Not a lot of detail on the devices or how well they worked, it was more on the legalities, ethics and using them to track people. Paywall. Article at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/11/t...veillance.html
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