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Fri May 25, 2012
Lost Bike Found After 41 Years; Then, The Story Gets Weird
Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 12:06 pm
In 1970 a young girl lost her banana-seat bike. Lisa Brown was riding it across a rickety bridge in Cape Cod, Mass., when she and the bike tumbled into a little river. The bike sank into the muck and was gone.
Until, that is, the now adult Brown's wife, Deirdre Oringer, came across a rusted bike — banana seat and all — in the woods near where Brown's two-wheeler went into the Herring River.
So why mention it now?
Because it seems that Britain's Daily Mail just discovered the story and decided that the headline should be:
" 'It was like finding a long lost friend': Lesbian reunited with bike she lost FOUR DECADES ago after her wife spots it in muddy stream."
As Gawker, which is having some fun at the Mail's expense, says: "What will the lesbians do next?"
Update at 2:05 p.m. ET: Our friend Bill Chappell reminds us of the post he did last October about a man who was reunited with his racing bike after 26 years.