Wednesday, May 26
The woods, 8:47
For the second time this week I come across an apparently abandoned bike in the woods. This time I sit on a nearby rock for ten minutes to see if someone comes to collect it. Nobody does.
This bike looks less maintained than Monday’s (the seat support has rusted for example) but much more easily recognisable.
I photograph it and return home. We post it to the Vartiokylä Facebook group to see if anyone has lost it. Irma receives some interesting comments.
This happened last year too. Nobody seems certain whether the bikes play a part in a geotagging treasure hunt that some teenagers ran last year, or whether they get left behind accidentally after secret drink and drugs parties, or whether their appearance relates to burglaries or other random criminality.
I feel as though I have started to become part of a Famous Five adventure.