Twitter Gets Austin Horse His Bike Back Mar 10, 2010

Austin’s ( @austinhorse ) getting a lot of face-time on the web lately. When he’s not racing Mercedes luxury SUVs around NYC, he’s working full time as a messenger. Recently, while making a delivery, his BMW Gangsta Track was snagged out from under his nose. He immediately Tweeted that his bike was just stolen and moments later, Eddie Brannan spotted it outside a deli in the LES. Rather than negotiating with the thief, he just stole it back.

Edit: Check out another local news channel’s coverage below.

Read the full news story at the NYTimes and check out this piece that just aired on NBCNewYork.

While you’re at it, follow Austin on Twitter!

Previously: New York Challenge – GLK vs. Austin Horse

  • Peter Weinrauch

    That’s nuts… I would have at least waited for the guy to come out just to look who ever stole it in the face and say, “no, not this one.”

  • j

    once in a lifetime deal there. that bike just used up all its lives so you better watch it closer now.

  • krillz

    naw that bike is like contra with the unlimited shit

  • furoche

    hahahah @krillz

  • CyclingWMD

    up up down down left right left right B A START

  • Oz

    What kind of pedals is he using? In the 2nd video, it looks like he’s using one big, metal downhill pedal, and then the other is a double strap track pedal. Any info on that?

    Also, what is the view on bmx style pedals versus track pedals? What are the pros/cons?