Why Bikes are Stolen and What Happens to Stolen Bicycles

Having your bike stolen sucks. I never leave my road bike where I am not with in a few feet of it. I would not even leave it locked up because it would get stolen. When I take it somewhere it lives inside my truck unless I am on it or can see it. So why do people steal bikes? Where do stolen bikes go? Here is a great article that explains it, worth the read to get in the mind of the jerks that find it fun to steal bikes.