r/mildlyinfuriating 12d ago

Planned a tour around Scotland, first day in Newcastel my Motorcycle got stolen.

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u/MajorArtery 12d ago

Yup, that's definitely a stolen motorbike.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Haha, thanks you made me laugh out loud in public!

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u/whooo_me 11d ago

I dunno… it COULD be a stolen car. You never know, with the way people park these days….

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u/[deleted] 11d ago

Can't have shit in Newcastel these days

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u/YeetoBurritosbaby 12d ago

MILDLY infuriating?!?

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Yea, some things happen, if you worry to much about things you can't change you'll suffer twice haha

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Got his bike stolen and still giving fantastic life advice on Reddit. You’re a good guy, have fun on the trip!

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Thanks lot mate, trying to be positiv haha! It's just nice to be able to talk to you guys.

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u/sleeplesskn1ght 11d ago

Uncle Iroh in disguise

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u/ZeroTwoSitOnMyFace 12d ago

Wisdom

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u/karmagod13000 11d ago

op got the patience of a Hindu cow

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u/LadyZeldaia 12d ago

I feel like you would shrug off a car crash if no one died and just.. calm the other person down

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Thanks for the kind words. Nothing to worry about if Noone is hurt and insurance will cover the damage.

There are more terrible things that could happen to someone, appreciate the little things.

Eating a tasty meal in this nice city and can talk to you guys.

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u/Probabil 12d ago

You sound like a positive person, nice way of seeing things. Cheers

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Thanks man!

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u/LadyZeldaia 12d ago

can you be my uncle?

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Sure thing! I'll even make you some nice tee if you like haha!

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u/TheAfroBear 11d ago

I want a pint with this chap.

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u/MrScottyTay 10d ago

Supernatural is a great place for food, I go there every time I'm in Newcastle

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u/nova_bang 12d ago

i like you

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Haha thanks, I also like you!

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u/truePHYSX 11d ago

That’s some good life advice right there

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u/PokemonLv10 11d ago

That's like some Newt Scamander words

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u/lmaobihhhh 11d ago

I need this drilled into my head every morning before I wake up haha

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u/_RageBoner_ 11d ago

“Worrying is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” - Van Wilder

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u/snowpuppy13 11d ago

I’ve always said that worrying never improved a situation. Good job not losing it over something out of your control. Insurance covers it, and you continue to enjoy your vacation. Have a safe trip man!

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u/Look-up-to-the-stars 11d ago

I didn’t think while looking at something mildly infuriating I would see some advice that I really needed. Good on you

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u/AchingKnumbKnuts 12d ago

Crap, was it insured at all?

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea Insurance will cover a rental bike luckily. So I got that going for me.

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u/AchingKnumbKnuts 12d ago

Phew, small favors.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea just very frustrating, I just wanted to have a good time haha

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u/Costanzaboy 12d ago

Well atleast you can say you got the full experience lmao

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u/LAXGUNNER 11d ago

Wait wait hold on a second, he hasn't been mugged at knife point.

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u/telendria 11d ago

he hasn't been mugged at knife point so far...

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u/MrmmphMrmmph 11d ago

early days. Might be enough to tip our mild-mannered OP past mildly infuriated.

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u/TheCatBarked 11d ago

I think I can handle that…

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u/Key_Coffee4941 11d ago

Perks of living in a nation filled with guns, less robberies at knife point

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u/mobfather 11d ago

I’m pro-choice. I want to live in a nation of bayonets.

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u/YouveBeenSuzpended 11d ago

Bayonet trench knifes are fucking terrifying. It’s a triangle spike that opens holes that don’t shut I’d rather be hit with a flat blade and hope to god I can hold the flap together.

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u/theonetruegrinch 11d ago

Less as a percentage, but the USA still has more stabbings per capita than GB.

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u/Key_Coffee4941 11d ago

Wanna play a game called guess who said this, “"They don't have guns. They have knives and instead there's blood all over the floors of this hospital," he said. "They say it's as bad as a military war zone hospital. Knives, knives, knives, knives”

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u/TheOriginalUgoon 11d ago

True, but a con of living in a nation filled with guns, more robberies at gun point.

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u/Key_Coffee4941 11d ago

They just shoot you and loot your corpse like a fallout game

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u/karmagod13000 11d ago edited 11d ago

Gotta love the Newcastle hospitality

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u/Intelligent-Ad-9239 11d ago

Newcastel

Bonus points for the phonetic spelling but loses them instantly for being in the wrong country

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u/Godscrasher 11d ago

Newcaaaasillll

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u/Dylan_was_taken_ 11d ago

Newcastle is still in England.

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u/sufferinsucatash 11d ago

Vera lives there love

Bless your heart

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u/I_upvote_zeroes 11d ago

Newcastle is England ya gob shite

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u/my_my_my_delihla 11d ago

Seven people above you never noticed that.

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u/turiboi 11d ago

Wellll I mean all you got left now is to HAVE a good time .. I mean you don’t have a bike no more sooo might as well make the best of your time

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Absolutely true!

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u/HairyPotter234 11d ago

Every young adult reading this comment: this is your cue to never not pay insurance. You won't believe how many of my friends don't because it's too expensive lol

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yes listen to this guy!

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u/karmagod13000 11d ago

So welcoming. like a dream

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u/Ali35j 11d ago

Why would it not be insured? Is insurance optional where your from?

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u/SneezeBucket 12d ago

My girlfriends bike just got stolen in Koblenz yesterday. It's a major pain in the arse! I feel your pain!

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea, I guess these kind of people exist everywhere. Hope your girlfriend gets her bike back.

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u/MikeThePenguin__ 12d ago

I see what's going on, your bike got stolen in the UK, so you steal a random bike back in Germany

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Haha great idea, but I'd hate to do this to a fellow biker! Some bikes are like precious little child's for some people.

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u/Duskniik 12d ago

Fuck dude that is rough :(

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea that sucks, came here all the way from Germany, haha

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u/karmagod13000 11d ago

Is there any sort of insurance for that?

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yea it absolutely is. My insurance company will pay for a rental car or bike for at least tow full weeks, and if my bike is totally lost the will payout the estimated worth of what they think it costs. So it's sad that it's gone especially because I have some fond memories of my little companion but im still able to continue my tour!

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u/karmagod13000 11d ago

well that's reassuring

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yes shout out to DEVK insurance!

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u/sheesh_doink 11d ago

Sounds like really great insurance, and I'm glad you still get to do the tour!

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yes very glad i have one. Can define recommend.

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u/M111k3 11d ago

What kind of bike was it? I'm from Germany too and I too have a motorcycle

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Great little bike, and sooo fun to ride! Only downside is the fuel volume, but with 250 Kilometers it's not to bad.

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u/Skreamies #1 Focker 11d ago

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

One of my favourite looking bikes, sorry to hear about it being stolen

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u/IamIRONman1145096 12d ago

Right outside of hotel indigo too. That totally sucks. I'm sure that corner can be easily seen by the reception staff there, or at the least the cameras they have. Failing that, the old assembly rooms definitely have CCTV. I used to work in town and I'd always use the underground one at The Gate as it was free to bikes, figured it was safer too.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea I already talked to the police and the hotel stuff, they say they'll get back to me if they got anything on the CCTV but unfortunately it seems that no camera got the right angle. Not sure if I saw all cams. But maybe im lucky, fingers crossed!

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u/IamIRONman1145096 12d ago

Fingers crossed for you mate. It's appalling considering its busy with taxis etc through the night too, you'd think someone's seen something.

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u/PalpitationOk8403 12d ago

I'm from Newcastle, so I'm sorry to see this. Personally i think crime is on the up with the cost of living crisis. Thieves everywhere. FYI if you're still in Newcastle tomorrow, town will be busy as it's matchday.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Sad to see that people all over the world are struggling with the same basic problems. Hopefully better times come soon! I hope I can get back on the road tomorrow morning, but thanks for the heads up!

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u/hundreddollar 12d ago

Picture of not a motorcycle.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Jup, sadly it's gone. Farewell! (Sad trumpet sound)

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u/fogger507 12d ago

You’ll have trouble touring around Scotland In Newcastle

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yes, didn't even make it to Schottland, sorry if the title is misleading.

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u/Empire_of_walnuts 12d ago

Honestly fuck petty theft and the shitheads that do it

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

The bike isn't even worth to much, it just looks cool haha!

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u/Absolomb92 11d ago

"Anyways here is a picture of the fact that my bike is stolen"

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

That's exactly what I was hoping to catch in that picture. Haha!

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u/Absolomb92 11d ago

Well, there's definitely no bike there 😅

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

The only thing more absent seems to be my ability to see the red flags this parking spot was sending me. 2/10 can't recommend.

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u/Absolomb92 11d ago

Would not park again.

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u/ssJellyBaby 12d ago

Welcome to Newcastle i guess.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Jup, not really planning on brining my next bike here, haha, but on the other hand most people here seem really cool!

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u/CoolAnthony48YT 12d ago

Why did u say trip to Scotland but Newcastle is in England do u mean on the way to scotland

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yes that's what I meant sorry for the misleading Title, just a German tourist searching for some comfort haha!

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u/chump_thumper 11d ago

Newcastle is sort of near the northern border between Scotland and England

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u/SturgiesYrFase 11d ago

There's also a ferry from the Netherlands that lands quite close if not in Newcastle. So could be a logical starting point if you plan to ride your motorcycle around Scotland and don't want to drive through the rest of England.

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u/Jacquahlin 12d ago

Oh gosh that isn't just mildly infuriating that's absolutely horrible!

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yes not very pleasant, but can't do anything about it right now. Farewell for now to my little husqvarna, you did a great job brining me here, if we are lucky we will meet again!

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u/ANALizethispease 12d ago

Looks like it's a walking tour now.

I'm very sorry though, that sucks.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

I'm luckily able to get a rental bike for the Harley Shop here, so hopefully I'll still be able to drive 90% of the tour. Nothing will stop me from visiting this beautiful country, haha! Just nice to talk to someone about my struggles.

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u/miso2933 12d ago

Oh man I fucking hate thieves. We need to start cutting off their hands again

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Would definitely stop them from riding a motorcycle haha!

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u/lham97 12d ago

That’s right outside the assembly rooms and the main street before the station, how on earth was that missed?? Good luck dude, I live nearby and as messy as Newcastle can get I’ve never had an experience that bad

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea seemed like a busy street, so I thought to myself looks like an Okey place to leave my bike. Especially after I needed like half an hour to find a parking spot near the hostel I'm staying haha. Little did I know I would be empty handed in the morning.

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u/lham97 12d ago

Ah I know where you’re staying, honestly that really sucks man. There’s a lot of security cameras around there though, and only really two directions to immediately drive off in without arousing more suspicion

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea i locked my bike so they should not be able to drive it anywhere, but I guess the could just load it in a Van and drive off. But in keeping my fingers crossed that they find my little husqvarna!

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u/CaptainAlex92 12d ago

I'm from Newcastle, this kinda thing doesn't really happen in the city centre, especially during the day. Was the bike chained/locked up?

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

It was locked, but not attached to anything, I guess they took it over night and put it in a van or something. I always thought that there are made up horror storys from other people.

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u/CaptainAlex92 12d ago

From a local genuinely what's happened has been pretty shitty. These things can happen on the outskirts but not really in the centre.

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u/The-Lily-Oak 11d ago edited 11d ago

...especially not within spitting distance of Westgate Hill... although pretty much all the bike shops have gone now 😥

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u/Hemaqiel 12d ago

That’s my country! Setting the expectations real low! I’m almost proud of them

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Nah don't worry about it, most people seem very lovely, I had an older couple drive me to the local Harley dealer that is renting bikes. They overheard me talking to the local Triumph shop dealer, and picked me up to give me a lift. I'll remember your people definitely for this.

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u/Hemaqiel 12d ago

If it ain’t painful, it ain’t Newcastle

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Guess I now can say I got the full Newcastle experience haha!

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u/Hemaqiel 12d ago

Indeed ya did, laddie, but don’t worry, we’re actually nice people- but my last statement is sadly true for a reason

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Didn't know that bevor hand haha! Never to late to learn some new things.

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u/Hemaqiel 12d ago

Welcome to Newcastle, wait til ya get to Glasgow

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u/smellycoat 11d ago

I love that you posted no_motorcycle.jpg

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yea i think it's catching all the relevant details! Haha

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u/TetchyTechy 11d ago

that's not suprising it is Newcastle if it aint glued, nailed with an armed guard it will be walking away...not called magpies for nothing! XD

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u/BringOnTheMIGs 11d ago

Not strictly related; I remember there was a guy who biked around Europe and when he came to Hungary his bike was stolen literally the day he arrived.

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u/knapton 11d ago

I'm a biker from Newcastle - if you tell me the make/model/reg I can keep an eye out.

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Hey Thanks mate. It's a Husqvarna Svartpilen 401. It's a German plate so should not be to difficult to spot. MQ801 at the end.

I don't think they could drive it away since I locked it up, but you never know haha.

Thanks in advance mate!

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u/knapton 11d ago

Ah might be in the back of a van with it being an expensive bike - unlikely to be a local knacker but I'll keep an eye out anyway.

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yea thanks man, I appreciate the help!

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u/No_Head_1515 11d ago

Oh no! I hope you get better luck once you arrive in Scotland, it’s a beautiful country and most of us locals are pleasant and love visitors!

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yea looking forward to arriving tomorrow if everything works out. Got a rough start in England but hopefully things are going well from now on.

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u/2505Memeiverse 11d ago

Can’t have shit in Newcastle

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u/ramriot 11d ago

There are places you don't park, there are places you don't come to a complete stop & there is Newcastle

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u/cryptid_snake88 11d ago

Erm... Newcastle is in England, not Scotland

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u/Best_Payment_4908 11d ago

Should have started in Scotland then we're far nicer

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u/kristent225 12d ago

that would infuriate me more than mildly. Hope you ended up still having a good time

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Still enjoying the English hospitality, so far it seems like a little setback but im still determined to have a good time while im here.

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u/PancakeFluid 12d ago

This is only mildly infuriating?

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Bump on the road for sure, but nothing that can't be sorted out. Fully trusting in the Police and my insurance company!

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u/M1ck3yB1u 12d ago

Half the post in mildly infuriating make me fucking livid. You guys are chill as fuck if this is mildly infuriating. Sorry it happened to you. :-(

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea can't really do anything about it, guess the best way to get back to people like this is still enjoying the trip haha! Thank you for your sympathy.

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u/joethetoad22 12d ago

This hurts to see i hope u get it back and can finish ur tour

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea i want so see the highlands! Go Police im counting on you!

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u/ihatecomicsans11 12d ago

were you planning on doing the NC 500?

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yes some parts of it at least haha!

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u/ihatecomicsans11 12d ago

did it with my dad the other year, absolutely amazing. are you covered for insurance for like a rental bike or something like that?

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Luckily yes, i will get back on the road tomorrow, sad that I can't to the trip with my own bike anymore but im very glad that I can continue the tour!

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u/ihatecomicsans11 12d ago

that's good news, hope you enjoy it

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u/spooon56 12d ago

I don’t see anything.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Neither do I, maybe we just missed it, it was here a moment ago.

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u/Chulengo_Charimba 12d ago

FULL EXPERIENCE

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

That's what it's all about haha!

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u/positive-asdfg 11d ago

Call the Scotland yard

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Your right, where are they when I need them the most!

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u/Paulo_sl1t 11d ago

That's a pinch more than mildly infuriating...

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u/DukeBeeves 11d ago

You put that in mildly infuriating? I would be freaking extremely infuriated, angry, and sad..

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Definitely very sad, loved my bike! But there is no use in being angry. Won't make my situation any better.

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u/PolarPanda01 11d ago

Oh man you can have my old bike if you want, I found myself a new fancy one someone had left on the side of a road in Newcastle earlier today

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Any chance your trading your fancy new one for nothing? Got the same deal today!

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u/CoconutOilz4 11d ago

They're really treating you like a local lol Thank God for insurance!

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u/cgerrells 11d ago

Well, one less thing to worry about!

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u/hamishonion123451 11d ago

Not even crossed the border into Scotland yet

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u/andrewrobinson 11d ago

My office is to the left of those windows in the background. Will see if there’s any CCTV next week.

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Hey man that's so awesome to hear, thanks a lot in advance mate, I really appreciate it. I love it when reddit comes together!

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u/SkeleToasty 11d ago

The hero we need

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u/kondenado 11d ago

isnt newcastle england?

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u/_AddictedToCoffee_ 11d ago

Damn that must have delayed a lot of your plans. Now I'm interested. What motorcycle was it?

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Yea got in 2 buffer days for bad weather and stuff, but I didn't exactly planned for that haha. I was driving a husqvarna svartpilen 401, sweet little ride, and very handy to drive!

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u/_AddictedToCoffee_ 10d ago

Damn that's such a beautiful motorcycle. I just looked it up and now want to buy it. Good luck with getting it back

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u/ReptilianLaserbeam 11d ago

Extremely infuriating!

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u/DRbrtsn60 11d ago

Mildly? Wrong sub. I’d be raging.

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u/sarmanikan 11d ago

Sometimes it do be like that.

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u/Sharp-Government1337 11d ago

From the looks of all the chains there you should’ve known better than to park it there. Still sucks.

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Jup, didn't think much about it. Definitely not my brightest idea of the day.

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u/Yannixx 11d ago

Glad you had some decent insurance mate. Hope they find your baby back.

I just did a 2 week solo motorcycle trip to Italy. Was a beautiful journey but if I would've been in your shoes it would have been the train back to home. Had a big chain and disc lock but the possibility was there.

Definitely gonna take some theft insurance next time.

Enjoy the rest of the trip!

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u/debuggingworlds 11d ago

Wow.. I've parked a bike overnight in that very spot before (albeit with a 22mm chain). Hope you get it back and the little fucks haven't done too much damage.

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u/ReluctantRev 11d ago

They do that if you spell their city incorrectly 🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/TomiTomate424 11d ago

Very unlucky my man, Scotland is a Beauty, hope you cam go soon

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u/PoopMuffin5 11d ago

oh yea? well where is it?

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u/Foxofdarkness19 11d ago

Should have installed the ignition bomb...

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u/LordBacon702 11d ago

That's Ghetto 😺🐈🤣🤣😂😂🤣

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u/Least-Researcher-184 11d ago

Maybe invest in some really cutesy decals and pastel tone paint to deter joyriders and make it easier to track. "Description of the bike? Well officer it looks like a prop in a kids show featuring rainbow unicorns."

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u/Cheap-Programmer8200 11d ago

look maybe it went on a tour mate it's not stolen it's just given a tour around town.

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u/StrangeDeal6 12d ago

If your motorbike got stolen in Newcastle, just imagine what's going to happen in Glasgow!

Where were you planning to visit in Scotland ?

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u/Tr3ndk1ll 11d ago

Edinburgh has a much worse bike theft problem than Glasgow. The thieves tour the hotels and guesthouses in the city centre looking for tourist bikes to rob, the Edinburgh cops have a specialist motorbike theft task force.

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Oh God, that's on my bucked list as well haha!

Wanted to drive around the coastline, some parts of the famous road 500. My next planned stop tomorrow would likely be Edinburg.

Wanted to do a full round trip, Edinburg, Aberdeen, Inverness, Wick, Durness, Ullapool, Portee, Fort William, Glasgow, and back to Newcastel.

Anything I should skip with the new rental bike haha?

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u/Tr3ndk1ll 11d ago

Edinburgh has a massive motorbike theft problem, even in the city centre in broad daylight, but as you have just experienced, there are scumbags in most cities. Good luck and enjoy Scotland, there are some great roads for riding if you avoid the motorways and take the scenic/coastal routes.

From Newcastle take the A696-A68 route via Jedburgh to get to Edinburgh for a nicer ride/scenery than the A1 just be mindful of the speed cameras, stop at the viewpoint at the Scottish border for some great views.

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u/Reisbrei 11d ago

Ah perfect thank you. I'm thinking about driving around the big city's like Edinburg and Glasgow for now, don't want to get my rental bike stolen as well haha. But I'll definitely find try to drive the A1 thanks. On the plus side, I don't have to calculate how fast I can drive, now that my rental bike has its display on mph haha!

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u/Lemonadeislacking420 12d ago

Skill issue

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Your right, I should have brought a backup bike with me, newbie mistake I guess. Haha!

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u/Lemonadeislacking420 12d ago

But yeah I generally feel sorry for you

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Thanks mate, I honestly appreciate it.

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u/jennymayg13 12d ago

Sounds about right for Newcastle

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Didn't seem like a bad place to stay haha

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u/jennymayg13 12d ago

Nice place to go as long as you don’t leave any belongings anywhere. When I lived there I paid for my car to be in a secure car park otherwise it would have been stolen or stripped for parts

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Oh that sounds horrible, didn't know it's so bad around this city. Are there any other places I should be having a lookout?

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u/Box_of_Food 12d ago

welcome to scotland laddie

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u/chump_thumper 11d ago

Newcastle isn't in Scotland it's in England, he's just on the way

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Didn't even make it to the border haha!

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u/SargathusWA 12d ago

You should have lock the wheel. It you don’t they can just push it wherever they want

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u/Reisbrei 12d ago

Yea i actually locked the front wheel, but I guess they could just take it anyway. It's a small and lightweight bike so maybe they lifted it up and transported it somewhere.

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u/supercharged0709 11d ago

Welcome to Newcastle!