Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 22nd, 2010 at 8:15 am
at races throughout Oregon.
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A truck full of equipment belonging to the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) was broken into earlier this week in Eugene. OBRA director Kenji Sugahara says as estimated $5,000 worth of equipment was stolen out of the truck while it was parked outside of Co-Motion Cycles in southwest Eugene.
An OBRA official and race promoter stationed in Eugene says the theft occurred sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday morning. According to Sugahara, the loss of equipment will have a significant impact. "Many items critical to racing were taken. This makes it difficult for our officials to score races and for us to provide equipment to our promoters."
Sugahara says the over 20 cartop radios that were stolen are a particularly big loss because they are no longer made. Here's a photo of them:
Also stolen from the truck were a computer monitor, power generator, laptop, video camera, 12 handheld radios, and much more. For a full list of stolen items see this post on the OBRA email list. The $5,000 worth of equipment was not insured so OBRA officials are urging the public to keep an eye out on Craigslist and in pawn shops. Most of the equipment will have an OBRA logo sticker on it.