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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Windy today, wallet gone bye bye....

Hello all,
I am sure most of you know from Paul's ride to Iowa that today was some crazy wind. I didn't participate in his ride however, I did decide to ride down to Naperville to meet up with my buds for awhile (I'm from grayslake so its a hell of a ride). As usual, I grabbed my Ipass, wallet, keys, and cell phone and crammed them into my jacket breast pockets. On my way to the expressway, I decide to get some gas since I was low. Pulling up to the gas pump and pulling out my wallet I get my amex card out, swipe then pump. Little did I know that after I put my wallet back into my pocket, I neglected to zip it up....

So im cruising down 355 with the insane wind gusts the whole way there. Fighting to balance the bike, im practically leaning over while going in a dead straight line. As I get to Naperville, I get off the bike and suddenly realize my wallet is missing. AUGHGH mother ......

Normally I would always put my wallet in my breast pocket without zipping it up because my jacket pocket also has elastic to secure it shut. This has never been a problem all last year and this year until now. I have a feeling that the strong wind gusts today played a major role in my wallet being stripped out of my pocket without my knowledge. As a side note, the reason why this jacket has both a zipper and elastic is so that if you wanted the wind to flow through your body you could unzip the pockets but still secure the pocket with the elastic strap.

Luckily, a good samaritan found the wallet and gave it to the Downers Grove Police Department. When I went there to claim it, the wallet look liked it had been run over a car multiple times with a library and blockbuster cards being cracked at the edges. Two of my four credit cards were missing and my drivers license is gone. Also the twenty bucks or so I had was missing and only a $5 bill was found. Either the good samaritan was not so "good" or my two credit cards, license, and a few bills are on the side of the road which is probably more likely since why would someone who turned it into the police rob me of two of the four credit cards and a license and only some of the cash I had? Regardless, I cancelled all four of my credit cards and now I have to get a new license.

Moral of the story? Zip up your pockets! Especially on windy days like today.
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Ezra that sucks, but at least you got some of your things back; now just the pain in the ass canceling credit cards.

I didn't get a chance to ride yesterday too busy with other things, but I was out and couldn't believe how windy it was. Hope Paul’s ride turned out o.k. and everyone is safe.
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Cell phones have a tendency to fly out of pockets and off holsters fairly easily as well, Zip up Ezra!
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My wallet is always in my back pockets. The only thing in my jacket pockets is my cell and mp3 player.
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Carrying a wallet in your back pocket is bad for your back. True story.
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meh, I would prefer the good samaratin keep the 20 for gas costs to turn it in.

glad you atleast know where it ended up! I call it a win for you! could have turned out bad.
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I never carry a wallet, license and debit card with cash in my front pocket.. Anywhere you have a membership to will take your license (i.e. gym or blockbuster).

Never keep your social in there, I know some people still do.
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Personally, I empty my pockets and put my necessary stuff in my trunk.

I have been down before with a wallet and keys in my pockets. Not a good feeling. You can really hurt yourself with pocket stuff.

The only thing between me and the ground is my leathers.

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damn, that sucks. it happened to me a couple years ago, but i only lost my license and debit card. about a week later, i got an envelope in the mail containing my license. a landscaper guy working along lake-cook road found it and sent it back. no such luck with the debit card, but that was cancelled immediately anyways.

then of course, there was the incident of my cell phone falling out of my pocket while exiting strats about 4 years ago. one of the guys saw it fall, then went back and dodged traffic to recover it. surprisingly it still worked.

now i'm super-paranoid about zipping up my pockets. i usually triple check them all before taking off.

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Moral of the story? Zip up your pockets! Especially on windy days like today.
Moral of the story: Get rid of 3 of the 4 credit cards. If you need more than 1 card and you can't pay it off in full every month then that's a sign you can't afford your lifestyle.

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Moral of the story: Get rid of 3 of the 4 credit cards. If you need more than 1 card and you can't pay it off in full every month then that's a sign you can't afford your lifestyle.
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Damn that suck Ezra. If it makes you feel any better I lost my cowl a few weeks back and damn near chopped the heads off of the poor clsbers behind me on the way to portillos. wait, weren't you there???
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Damn that suck Ezra. If it makes you feel any better I lost my cowl a few weeks back and damn near chopped the heads off of the poor clsbers behind me on the way to portillos. wait, weren't you there???
lol yeah I was there. Spej was saying it almost hit him. Least someone can't steal your identity from a seat.
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I was leaving my driveway, and going around a curve by my house (maybe 300 yards from where I live) and left my tankbag unzipped. As I zoomed around the curve the bag flipped open and my wallet blew past my face throwing all my stuff in it all over the road. Looked liked it had been hit by a shotgun blast I got lucky and a friend of mine just happened to be going the other way. In the time it took me to go another 1/4 mile and do a uturn he was sitting in my driveway waving my wallet and all my papers at me. I gave him a $20 for the trouble, as I probably would not have gone out on a 55mph road to grab all my stuff that fast. Now I make sure my tankbag is zipped up every time. Not much on carrying stuff in my pockets, or pants because if you do fall they have the nasty habit of breaking whatever they are touching. Its happened to everybody
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