This January, the Bike Hunters feel the freeze as they track down stolen VanMoofs in New York, London, and Amsterdam. Store manager Grace is on the trail of an Electrified S2 with promising coordinates, the London team have their most polite confrontation ever, and the Amsterdam Hunters break their own record. Again.
Bike Hunting might give you a warm glow of righteous satisfaction, but our Hunters do occasionally get chilly. Just ask Grace, who ventured into upstate New York to track down a missing S2. The coordinates might have been hot, but the temperature was in the negatives, and our heroes battled blizzards as they scoured the snow-white suburbia.
The bike was sending out regular signals, which meant the thief was riding it – a lot. Turns out bike thieves are just as fanatyical about the Turbo Boost as we are. But despite their best efforts, Grace and her companions were coming up short. It was time to loop in some extra hands, and Grace stopped by the local sheriff’s department for back up.
Will the boys (and girls) in blue be able to track down the troublesome thief? Stay tuned, we’ll have an update for you next month – we have a feeling this one is going to be big.
On the other side of the world, the London Bike Hunters were carrying out a routine pick-up of a stolen Electrified. Thieves had left it locked in plain view, which meant it was a simple matter of cutting through the new chain lock and returning the S2 to its rightful owner. As the Hunters got to work, they noticed two people taking a particular interest nearby. Playing it cool, the Bike Hunters asked if the Electrified was theirs. What followed was one of the most awkward exchanges in Bike Hunter history. No spoilers here – watch the film and enjoy.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a Bike Hunt Report without another record being broken. This month, it’s dream team Itse and Indigo smashing their own personal bests as they whip around Amsterdam. That’ll definitely take some beating – but when have the Bike hunters ever turned down a challenge?
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