Shaun Palmer's Truck, Motorcycle, & Mountain Bike Stolen & Truck Totaled in High Speed Chase

May 4, 2022 at 13:38
by Alicia Leggett  

Shaun Palmer's box truck, vintage 1981 Yamaha 465 motorcycle, Canyon hardtail, and Snap-on tools were recently stolen in Portland, Oregon. Palmer's personal belongings were removed from the truck, which was then totaled in a high-speed chase, according to a GoFundMe page created by Palmer's longtime friend, Brad Holmes.

bigquotesI have personally witnessed Shaun’s generosity over the years and I have seen Shaun help many others when they needed it most. I couldn’t think of a better opportunity than this for some of his friends, fans and loved ones to pay it forward to Shaun and let us help him recoup some of those losses. Thank you so much for your support!Brad Holmes


The GoFundMe campaign has, at the time of this writing, raised $7,942 of its $25,000 USD goal and can be found here.


312 Comments

  • 371 13
 well that sucks...however, wouldn't insurance cover this? also, assuming they caught the asshat(s) involved, you could go after them for damages. Not sure go-fund me is necessary until he exhausts other remedies.

Also...came for high speed chase video...leaving some what disappointed
  • 20 105
flag KK11 (May 4, 2022 at 14:06) (Below Threshold)
 How dare you disrespect the PDaddy
  • 140 16
 I'm just a random guy who several times ran from cops at high speeds while drinking underage at parties in college and highschool...please donate here: GoFundMe.com/WahtAJoke
  • 57 3
 Have you ever tried to 'go after' a Portland tweaker for damages? Who knows what kind of insurance Napalm had, if any?
  • 7 1
 Whoever stole it, and was presumably caught, probably has nearly nothing for insurance to go after. Insurance should cover it... but I'm guessing they're dragging their feet.
  • 114 1
 Pretty sure the vintage bike, MTB, and tools weren’t insured. But still crazy to have gofundme for every damn thing these days…
  • 128 24
 Portland is a shithole
  • 65 11
 @suspended-flesh: press charges in PDX? Our local DA doesn’t care to enforce the law or penalize criminals. Only tax payers get penalized in this dump.
  • 18 5
 Meth heads don't have anything to go after bud. Liability Insurance doesn't cover stolen vehicles.
  • 143 17
 Also, let's not forget that this dude has made enough money that he could live off the interest for the rest of his life without working, yet we as individuals with 1/10 the net worth (or far less in some cases) should donate to him? This has to be satire.

If he didn't have insurance for this, he can certainly afford it better than most.
  • 67 5
 @nickfranko: consider donating here instead: growcyclingfoundation.org/pages/donate
  • 18 22
flag hamncheez (May 4, 2022 at 15:29) (Below Threshold)
 Everyone says Palmer made millions, but is that true? Is there any info out there on how much he really made?

Also with the price of sprinter vans nowadays hes going to have to raise a lot more than $25k haha.
  • 28 31
 @nickfranko: "live off the interest for the rest of his life without working"??? If he wanted to live in a box in the desert. You obviously have no clue about real life whatsoever.
  • 11 5
 @Kmccann137: has Portland really gone downhill in recent years? I was there 10 years ago and I lived it. It didn't seem like it was riddled with homelessness or activists back then but maybe I was in the wrong area to see it.
  • 15 1
 @Frank191: the unheard of mountain bikers that get injured or have bikes stolen are not famous enough to get go fund me like these well know riders
  • 16 0
 @hamncheez: does not look like a sprinter van in the pics
  • 6 0
 @brncr6: Desert Rat beater box more like....but those Alcoa rims are not cheap!
  • 11 15
flag grizwald (May 4, 2022 at 16:48) (Below Threshold)
 @suspended-flesh: Palmer must have had a shitload of tools in the van…no way that 35 year old boxvan, and an old YZ 465 are worth $25,000. Smells like an inside job
  • 6 0
 @humoroususername: is this sarcasm?!
  • 7 0
 @humoroususername: yes it has, you can’t even imagine how bad it is.
  • 8 0
 @humoroususername: the last ten/fifteen years have been hard on the pdx
  • 16 1
 @humoroususername: You wouldn't believe it. I didn't either until I went back two weeks ago after being away for 10+ years.

Homeless camps everywhere, and I mean everywhere (even in posh Pearl district) and driving I-5 or 84 is like going down a homeless alleyway...endless graffiti, tents and trash.

Still lots of good bike infrastructure and public transit though.
  • 8 1
 @wda1wustl: Lol. You said Portland but obviously meant San Francisco. Or was it L.A.?
  • 7 1
 @kabanosipyvo: I think as there last year and can confirm this statement. Graffiti all along the interstate, homeless camps right on side of the interstate, in the medians of surface streets and literally blocking sidewalks and trash everywhere! Seriously, we joked bears had tipped overs all the trash cans (like in my town when tourists leave them out the night before) it was f*cking gross.
  • 1 0
 I was there last year it should read.
  • 11 1
 @humoroususername: from a friend that works in the ICU downtown, shootings used to be 3-5 month and now are seeing 5-7 weekly, not to mention the increase in stabbings and brutal beatings. Gang wars are getting really bad, the slacking of police force especially gang units just opened the doors for them to come in stronger than ever
  • 19 8
 I live half way around the world and know practically nothing about America AND even I know Portland is a lawless wasteland. Where justice is never served.
  • 32 17
 @adventuresbycole:

The people don’t want the police to do their job in Portland. They deserve every bit of what they are getting, hell they asked for it / burned buildings down to get it….
  • 19 0
 maybe he should start an only fans instead.
  • 13 3
 @SacAssassin: Exactly. The people who fled those cities because of the failures there have brought their failed ideologies with them, and then they are surprised to see the same results.
  • 7 2
 @nickfranko: the guy lost everything, his snowboard company and all of his endorsements. I never made millions and I own a custom sprinter van and he’s living out of a box truck.
  • 1 1
 @grizwald: Snap on tools. Especially if he had a nice box in there.
  • 21 5
 @suspended-flesh: why should the public than pay napalm for being to cheap to have insurance? i always find this american sentiment funny, „look, i didn’t insure my future because american freedom™, now i‘m entidled, go pay me public!“ something something about personal responsibility?
  • 19 1
 Neither the article or the Gofundme explain why crowdfunding is necessary, and whether all the assumptions about lack of insurance are correct or not. Hopefully Pinkbike can find out and update us, I'm sure the staff will be just as curious and want to justify promoting it.
  • 5 0
 Well a fool and his money are easily parted. Feel sorry for Shaun though, it sucks to have some flog come and pinch your kit!!
  • 27 26
 @adventuresbycole: the slacking police who get defunded and told to stand down by liberal politicians?
  • 12 1
 This is why you have insurance, people need to stop begging others to cover loses they should have coverage for. Go Fund me needs to go away.
  • 4 0
 @humoroususername: more than 10 years ago I was on a road trip and every single gas station air pump in Oregon had the air chock stolen off of it.
  • 3 7
flag Durtwrx (May 5, 2022 at 6:12) (Below Threshold)
 You’re a turd your mum should have flushed you down the toilet@grizwald:
  • 7 13
flag Intense4life (May 5, 2022 at 6:17) (Below Threshold)
 @Kmccann137: it is for sure. Smells like beard oil everywhere. Even the bitches have suspenders. Only other state where ukuleles are cool. You can’t buy coffee if your shoes aren’t lace less pointy leather. Socks have to be 27 different colours. Every single person in Portland wears glasses. Which is so creepy. Gotta see it to believe it really. Palmer go fund me how about go f*ck off you traitor. Canyon? Pffft.
  • 1 1
 Yeah, I also was looking for the non-existent high speed footy. I bet the go-fund-me is for the deductible on the insurance for these things.
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: lmaoooo so true
  • 3 1
 @Intense4life: run out of meds?
  • 2 1
 @MikeyMT: cannot agree more - whats with all the GFM campaigns. Scam Scam Scam F him
  • 1 0
 @Frank191: Why? If you're smart you put valuables on your policy. Oh wait its Palmer.
  • 4 0
 @Durtwrx: she did…but I was a floater
  • 1 0
 @Sethimus: Again, what's the harm in asking for help? Do you think he's doing it to capitalize in his misfortune? If so, then you have a healthy degree of cynicism and that's fine.Doesn't affect me either way.
  • 4 7
 @IamSeaDevil: Palmer is a living legend, was a pioneer of two sports at the same time, made millions and literally changed the game.
What have you done old man?
  • 1 7
flag KK11 (May 5, 2022 at 14:37) (Below Threshold)
 @fwp39: thank you. Most the youngins ain’t got a clue.
  • 3 1
 @humoroususername: it’s a crime ridden shit hole of a place now, local da will not prosecute criminals, popo won’t arrest them, vigilance justice needed
  • 1 0
 @rideone62: yes, but you aren't allowed to say that.
  • 4 1
 @nickfranko: You got it absolutely correct!
Next time around, if a Space X rocket crashes, there‘ll be a GoFundMe for Elon Musk to cover his losses…
  • 2 4
 @MikeyMT: grow cycling states their mission is "Promoting education, access and opportunities that increase diversity and inclusion in cycling". No one in their right mind would donate to that or Palmer.
  • 3 0
 Exactly. Should all of us ask for donations on an international web site when our personal belongings are stolen. Two thumbs down pink bike.
  • 2 1
 @haighd2: More diverse and inclusive = more crime, more litter, and more obnoxious behavior.

It's sad that it is that way, but even sadder that enough people aren't learning and so keep donating to the mechanisms that continue to ruin everything.
  • 2 0
 @grizwald: yeah... Do you know how expensive snap on tools are?
  • 1 0
 Hibernating last summer? Blm/antifa..
  • 179 18
 Gofundme for a guy that earned millions just because he is well known and didn't want to pay for an insurance?
  • 43 45
 Doubt he has Millions, my guy. No shame in asking for help - you don't have to give it.
  • 47 2
 @suspended-flesh: It should be shameful for those that don't actually need it. Especially to ask on such a large non localized platform. There's no shortage of folks with worse stories and situations out there. He got his toys stolen, and insurance will almost for sure cover the vehicle portion if not more. End of day I think the lesson is if someone's trying to run a "stealth" toy hauler, maybe don't roll on fancy rims.
  • 13 41
flag suspended-flesh (May 4, 2022 at 21:16) (Below Threshold)
 @lostlunchbox: Wrong. There are people out there that don't weigh global 'Need' when considering charitable donations and may know Palmer in some way from his many, many endeavors. Maybe they WANT to help him out. You can't get all up in people's Giving and be deciding what's right for them. That kind of mentality is why people are fed up with nanny Libtards (I am a Green Party Leftie so don't )
  • 48 3
 @suspended-flesh: Whenever someone's opening salvo is " Wrong " and concludes with the irrefutable "nanny libtard" argument, i immediately think; open minded, "big L" Lefty, genius, probably mensa, and consider myself bested. So congratulations and enjoy all future endeavors.
  • 36 1
 @suspended-flesh: You may have noticed @bashhard never said Palmer "has" millions, just that he "earned" millions when he peaked, which is accurate. Whether he chose to invest that money (see Cedric and his businesses) or spend it all on cocaine and become broke doesn't make him asking random people for money because he couldn't be arsed to get insurance any less wank.
  • 1 15
flag Intense4life (May 5, 2022 at 6:25) (Below Threshold)
 @lostlunchbox: and suspended flesh???? What kind of handle is that? You know your under some sort of investigation ……anyway both of you can f*ck off.
  • 1 4
 @lostlunchbox: Thank you for your humility.
  • 2 3
 @suspended-flesh: it's weird how this is so down-voted. It's objectively true.
  • 1 2
 @sonuvagun: If you are referring to a comment I made, that's normal. I'm always on the grind collecting DVs to drive Customer Engagement numbers here on PB. That was what I did for years to pay back PB for the free content and it's a hard habit to break even though they are now Owned and monetizing the site.
  • 137 1
 Gofundme? Insurance by social media?
  • 83 10
 'Merica
  • 46 1
 Get help only if you are famous or exceptionally good at self-marketing. Sounds wrong to me.
  • 5 0
 ppl be strugglin
  • 17 1
 Outside Starts GoFundMe Campaign to Pay for Mishka's Dog Food
  • 1 4
 Internette is useful for a few things, yes.
  • 19 0
 Gofundme is the largest defacto healthcare provider in the US.
  • 2 2
 @ratedgg13: hahaha. Lmfao. They don’t even know.
  • 141 13
 I appreciate the support and efforts from his friends here - but - someone who has the financial means to even own a truck full of toys gets robbed..ok, and...Boo Hoo... I'm sure Shaun is a good dude, but, this is called LIFE. Sometimes shitty things happen to good people. Asking for a hand-out? $25k goal for what? I'm sorry that things got stolen by a bad individual, but, I'd rather we all send $10-20 towards Ukraine or some other humanitarian efforts, instead of just helping a boy get his toys back.
  • 6 60
flag TannerValhouli (May 4, 2022 at 14:59) (Below Threshold)
 That’s true and all, but if you were in his shoes and people were willing to pay would you not do the same?
  • 80 1
 Dude I would be too embarrased to ask for handouts
  • 2 47
flag Bushmaster123 (May 4, 2022 at 17:21) (Below Threshold)
 @me2menow: His friend put up the GFM, not him! You're not very smart, are ya...
  • 6 20
flag SterlingArcher (May 4, 2022 at 19:18) (Below Threshold)
 ^ this is why we are the welfare nation lol
  • 10 4
 @Bushmaster123: and you're a genius? Didn't think so idiot
  • 31 2
 @SterlingArcher:

Welfare:
1. the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group.
2. statutory procedure or social effort designed to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need.
As one of the most wealthy nations in the world, America fails miserably in being a “welfare nation”. Pretty much the exact opposite.
  • 5 4
 @TannerValhouli: God no, would you? Bit socialist isn't it?
  • 26 4
 @SterlingArcher: Lol you're far from a welfare nation. Always funny to read what Americans think of themselves, while the rest of the world laughs/watches in horror.
  • 8 1
 @TannerValhouli: Of course not! Especially not if asking other people for their money would just come handy to cover the cost for some toys.

In the world where children are suffering because they are hungry, or sick and while being killed by grown ups bombs it's utterly disgusting asking money for some toys.
It doesn't mean that someone wouldn't or shouldn't give you some of his money. It means that if that someone gives you the money, maybe he'll decide not to give it to someone who really needs it
  • 7 0
 @TannerValhouli: No. I would be a literal millionaire (as Palmer is) and (in addition to having insurance) I would be able to replace a basic van and a couple of bikes.
  • 6 1
 @chakaping: No, that's not what socialism is, this is an entirely private transaction. If anything it's pretty libertarian.
  • 5 1
 @SterlingArcher: *laughs in free healthcare. Idiot.
  • 39 8
 @SterlingArcher: In Scandinavia we pretty much saw the USA as libertarian/fascist on the political spectrum. You have no social safety net and provide your citizens with very little for their tax, yet insist on a near worship of the flag and associated iconography. The idea of getting children to pledge their allegiance to a nation every day is genuinely disturbing to the rest of the world.
  • 17 3
 @Mike-Jay:
I think what the commentor is speaking to is the public assistance system for people out of work in the US which is commonly referred to as “Welfare”. This is a public service department of the US that many feel encourages people on it not to work rather than to go find a job so that they don’t need assistance. Many feel it misses the mark of helping people get a k on their feet and self sufficient again, resulting in people staying on it, and/or hiding income to stay on it for generations. When people talk about the “welfare state” in the US they are usually referring to the growing number of people who use the system as a career choice and the Welfare system itself which many feel is set up to encourage this behavior rather than help people and promote actions and teach skills to successfully renter the workforce.

FWIW
  • 6 4
 @Jackaboo: libertarianism/fascism??? What does one even have to do with the other?
  • 5 1
 @NERyder: I assumed so!
Australia is no different, but we call these people dole bludgers.
But, the issue in America and Australia is that welfare is insufficient to actually make a difference and just reinforces intergenerational dependence. It’s not welfare, it’s oppression.
  • 6 0
 @Mike-Jay: I don’t disagree entirely, but I think oppression is an overstatement. The services often help people get back on their feet and can work. The problem is like any big system that supports a lot of workers had a population tends to protect its own interests and grow rather then succeed and be marginalized.

The hardest thing in the world for humans to achieve is balance. A nuanced position maybe the second hardest thing to achieve. So most of these institutions either get rampantly abused or defeat some of the purpose of their existence based on their approach focusing too much on protecting their own institution. In either cases it’s easy to point out the flaws. However, I do think it is a tough thing to get right.

When I was a child we had to go on welfare for a couple of years as my father left and my sister was really sick. My mom had to work three different part time jobs and have my aunt move in with us to make enough to get off welfare and balance taking care of us. As soon as she started working all benefits stopped. At the same time we had neighbors where both parents worked under the table and still collected till their kids were grown.

So I can Understand the frustrations on both sides of the issue. The system doesn’t support those who want to work, and it rewards those who cheat it and abuse it. I am sure it is like this in most first world countries
  • 2 7
flag SterlingArcher (May 5, 2022 at 8:17) (Below Threshold)
 @redrook: I was just commenting on how dumb americans are. Education is looked down upon, we see the results right in front of our eyes, yet still feel entitled to be lazy AF. Actually makes my life super easy - zero competition out on the job market and easy for me to buy a house. Purely because everyone else is an idiot and cannot be bothered to work a day in their lives. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!
  • 3 0
 @NERyder: oppression might be an overreach, but this is pink bike!

It's a hugely complicated problem, and some countries have tried different things with varying success (Universal Basic Income, etc).

Your last statement pretty much sums it up "The system doesn’t support those who want to work, and it rewards those who cheat it and abuse it." You'll always get people who abuse any system (just watch the wealthy avoid paying tax), but I believe welfare could (and should) do a better job at supporting this who want to work.
  • 3 0
 @mi-bike: It's a blend of both, which is why it's remarkable.
  • 7 1
 @SterlingArcher: Ah a variation on the old "if you're poor you didn't work hard enough" chestnut. Gibberish.
  • 1 7
flag SterlingArcher (May 6, 2022 at 18:33) (Below Threshold)
 @Jackaboo: we’ll if you spent less time opining on pinkibike posts from strangers your situation might improve Wink
  • 1 7
flag SterlingArcher (May 6, 2022 at 18:34) (Below Threshold)
 @Jackaboo: you spent enough time to come up with a burner user account. Maybe if you invested that time into your well being, you’d be in a better spot. LOL
  • 5 1
 @SterlingArcher: Lol two basically identical comments one after the other there chief. Your account is no less of a burner than mine, since you've barely any more content than me. I'm sorry you have suck a small cock though (since we're making assumptions apparently Wink )
  • 5 0
 @Jackaboo: Hahaha I lol'd
  • 5 1
 @rbeach: Lol I meant *such, but hey either's true for him I'm sure. He even stopped by to write "balls in your court" on my profile. Clearly a butthurt, small dicked sort of dude haha, can't keep me out of his head
  • 2 1
 @Jackaboo: I just saw, amazing! And he's talking about investing time LOL
  • 1 3
 @Jackaboo: quit making excuses and get back to work. I’m waiting for my fries
  • 1 3
 @Jackaboo: you think about penis quite a bit haha
  • 86 0
 Isn’t this what insurance coverage is for?
  • 3 11
flag scott-townes (May 5, 2022 at 4:36) (Below Threshold)
 Depends on the insurance and what's legally required to have a vehicle on the road.
  • 9 1
 @scott-townes: sure the minimum of "what's legally required to have a vehicle on the road" might not cover replacing all of this, but if Palmer decided to save $0.43/month by not getting full comprehensive, that's the risk he took, right?
  • 4 12
flag scott-townes (May 5, 2022 at 6:13) (Below Threshold)
 @bishopsmike: I'm just responding to his post, you kook. I don't care enough to have an opinion on this.
  • 61 0
 Faaarck. Enough with the GO-FUND ME bollocks. That company is a fraudulent enterprise facilitating so many scams. What ever happened to insurance, or simply dealing with it without putting a hand out for strangers to fill?
  • 2 0
 Several years ago a couple I know was having trouble having a baby so they turned to adoption. They started a GFM page to help with expenses and people gave. Around the time of the adoption, guess what happened. Yep, preggers. I still can’t get my head wrapped around it.
  • 6 0
 @dstroud70: you could always start a gofundme for a metric shit ton of flour and eggs and throw that shit at them
  • 9 0
 @browner: i like the way your 'shit ton'has to be metric Smile

I was going to throw an Imperial shit ton but its just not going to cut it
  • 4 0
 @pen9-wy: An imperial shit ton would weigh 16kg more so its always more effective to throw a shit ton the old fashioned way
  • 1 0
 @dstroud70: personally, I don’t that is a worthy gfm cause but to each thief own. I’m the couple gave all the money back right?
  • 60 0
 Cant say I agree with a gofundme. But I have a complete '81 Yamaha 465 collecting dust that I'd make him a smokin deal on.
  • 3 0
 I’ll buy it haha
  • 53 0
 I want it.

I’ll start a Gofundme.
  • 54 1
 Glad to see most people here are questioning the need for the GoFundMe, Palmer made a good amount of money and all of this stuff should be insured and can be replaced. Not our problem if it wasn't.
Nothing against helping someone out but I'm sure there's a struggling single mom with kids living in a shelter that could use $25K right now...not to mention all the folks in the Ukraine.
  • 55 6
 Portland... The only city where take your kids to work day includes the phrase " That son, is the catalytic converter, now hand me that hacksaw"
  • 37 2
 "See, the Columbia river is beautiful; now help dad push this stolen car in it."
  • 3 0
 @Brave1i1toaster: LOL you must live here too!
  • 8 1
 Los Angeles has entered the chat.
  • 5 1
 @leifgren: I was in DTLA a few weeks ago and I gotta admit I was lowkey shocked at Skid Row. SF is not in first place in the race to the bottom!
  • 6 0
 Psh, rookie. Cordless sawzall
  • 3 0
 Sounds like Salford
  • 4 0
 @pen9-wy: But without the canals to dump stuff in.
  • 48 0
 Is this a joke? You're seriously publishing a Go Fund Me for a dude with a $20 million net worth? More like Go f*ck Me.
  • 42 4
 I was waiting for this to be posted once I saw Peaty post the GoFundMe on instagram. I know it sucks and all but when Peaty asked people to contribute to the go fund me it just felt really scummy. Dude owns a big lube and cleaner company along with being a coach for one of the biggest brands in DH and he's asking us poors to shell out cash. No thanks
  • 6 0
 Too right. This is exactly the same with all the celeb-charity raising things. They are prancing about with millions in the bank telling the plebs to pay out for stuff - meanwhile banking all the publicity they get. Its so cynical
  • 5 0
 @pen9-wy: @pen9-wy: Well, the problem is certain people will donate which, again, spins the celebs' need for GFMs. If average Joes realize this is bullshit, all those campaigns will stop in a sec.
  • 2 0
 Someone by the name of Steve Peat donated $555 two days ago
  • 1 0
 @ADKing: chump change
  • 41 1
 I cracked my rim yesterday...the rock did not have insurance.....plz help
  • 11 0
 I am starting a Go Fund Me for you as we speak
  • 34 1
 Ah yes, the 'ol leaving unattended valuable property in a vehicle within the Portland city limits lesson.
  • 24 1
 Hey, if I ever leave a bunch of valued stuff in a van in a shit hole crime ridden swamp of a city and it all gets stolen: Raise a wad of cash to send me in for a psych evaluation, and then slap me really hard a few times, 'cuz I'm stupid and deserve it.
  • 28 2
 I give spare cash and spare time to the local MBT trail group. Go Fund Me? Go f*ck yourself.
  • 26 0
 I was going to donate, but all my money went to Tinker when he gratuitously parted ways with Cannondale…
  • 25 0
 Palmer rides a Canyon?
  • 35 0
 That was the most intriguing part of the story.
  • 15 0
 @suspended-flesh: …and a hard tail no less. Sounds like he does need this gofundme.
  • 3 1
 …and a hard tail no less. Sounds like he does need this gofundme.
  • 21 0
 So he had no insurance on any of that stuff? Online panhandling is just a bad look for this situation IMO
  • 20 1
 Best content PB has put out in a while (referring to the comment section)
  • 20 0
 Onlyfans is the way.
  • 17 0
 If the truck was totaled in a high-speed chase, then they caught the guy, right?
  • 34 12
 Even if they caught him the dumb shits running Portland probably let him walk that night. The company I work for has hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of trucks and tools stolen yearly and the Portland police hardly even try anymore because they know the justice system will just let them out.
  • 32 9
 @nskerb: You realize the Justice is who you vote for.
The people that live there want this or they wouldn't vote for the people that create it.
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flag stonant (May 4, 2022 at 14:04) (Below Threshold)
 @nskerb: the police hardly ever try because they are lazy and don’t do their jobs.
  • 20 1
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: In theory, yes. In practice, I don't agree. Everybody running for political office says they will fix problems like this. That isn't happening. It is actively getting worse.
  • 15 3
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: You don't live in a democracy.
  • 13 3
 Maybe you have not been to Portland. The cops don't actually arrest people there. That would be traumatizing.
  • 23 29
flag humoroususername (May 4, 2022 at 15:56) (Below Threshold)
 @nskerb: I honestly don't understand how people keep voting for Democrats in cities like San Fran and Portland. San Diego elected a republican and eliminated homelessness in a matter of years. The whol republicans are evil psychopathy some people come out with is crazy. People actively choosing to vote against their own interests as they like to say about Trump voters....
  • 13 1
 @humoroususername: Did you see Portlandia? Before I lived in Portland I thought it was a funny show. Then I lived in portland for a few years and it seemed more like a documentary.
  • 3 3
 @MT36: no, I've never heard of it. I'll check it out.
  • 23 1
 @humoroususername: no homelessness in San Diego? That's a good one
  • 5 22
flag humoroususername (May 4, 2022 at 16:50) (Below Threshold)
 @gunnyhoney: sorry, I've never been but from what I hear the homelessness has been greatly reduced compared to a few years ago.
  • 4 0
 @suspended-flesh: cacao! (Touches arm) cacao! (pats shoulder) cacao!
  • 4 0
 @ElDebarge: Cacao!
  • 19 1
 @humoroususername: Haha what? I've been in San Diego my whole life and can tell you that homelessness has definitely not gotten better, especially in recent years.
  • 20 7
 @humoroususername: did Tucker Carlson tell you that???
  • 17 0
 @stonant: um, the police in PDX are not lazy. They are understaffed by 127 positions and are working overtime in most cases. Just for context - in 2012 we has over 1000 on staff now less than 800.

Portland is a big city, leaving a box truck un attended in ANY major city (especially and un marked old truck) is a risk. Could have happened in Phoenix, Miami, LA, Oakland, Seattle, etc. Not saying Palmer is fool or dumb, but it was just a risk and some a-holes stole it.

What isn’t being said here is the a-holes fled, the cops laud sown spikes, the tuck keep going and they crashed into another car and hit to pedestrians. So OTHER people other than Palmer were either hurt (the peda) or lost their car. Palmer is not the one who took the biggest hit here.
  • 1 1
 @gunnyhoney: yeah, zero. Sounds realistic.
  • 4 3
 @lylerides:
No, no really...my uncle's brother's niece lives there and said the new mayor cleaned up the whole mess....yup yup.
  • 13 5
 @humoroususername: Tucker Carson is a truly woeful excuse for a human being, and a self aggrandizing mouthpiece trumpeting views and opinions based outside of reality; which is to say he’s a host on Fox News.
  • 1 6
flag wburnes (May 5, 2022 at 17:37) (Below Threshold)
 @Corinthian: I literally can't imagine having so much impotent rage about some guy on TV.

What opinions based outside of reality?
  • 2 4
 @Corinthian: I just youtubed a few videos of him. He seems pretty annoying and partisan. Can't help but feel your description of him is OTT though. None of the videos I just watched seemed too crazy. Is he one of these guys people are told to hate like Jordan Peterson but then don't really know why they hate him? He's one of the only other people I've heard people be so angry about and basically everything they claim about him is false.

That said, this Carlson guy is a journalist working for 24 hour news so he may very well be a scumbag like most in tha industry.
  • 1 0
 @humoroususername: he is literally not a journalist.
  • 1 0
 @wburnes: thats what I think about people with flags on their trucks.
  • 2 0
 @sitkadog: Maybe he heard it on the bastion off truth- CNN
  • 17 1
 Just Google "Shaun Palmer", the "net worth" part will fill automatically...

Is he not doing endorsements anymore?
  • 8 2
 Is this the same Shaun Palmer worth 1.5M?
  • 6 0
 @skiwenric: @skiwenric: 1-3 million seems to be the common google answers. Yes
  • 2 1
 @Zinc64 So this is how you do your research? Type in stuff into Google and the rest fills in automatically? You sound like a dude for whom logic and accuracy are important values in life! Congratulations! You should start doing documentaries.
  • 14 1
 Shaun Palmer Estimated Net Worth 2022 $3 Million – $4 Million
Shaun Palmer Salary $300K – $800K
Shaun Palmer Previous Year’s Net Worth $1,5 Million – $2,3 Million
Shaun Palmer Income Source Primary Income source Snowboarder (profession).
  • 1 1
 Yeah.....was my thoughts as well like wtf.
  • 15 1
 Pinkbike, that is so wrong, show some respect to your readers by removing the go fund me link.
  • 1 5
flag Maxipedia (May 5, 2022 at 22:16) (Below Threshold)
 Pinkbike, show some respect to the worldwide MTB community who didn't forget to be decent, by deleting most of the gratuitous ignorant crap written in this cheap comment section!
  • 20 9
 Portland is such a shithole!
  • 7 0
 Why is it newsworthy when an average everyday incident happens to someone with some fame?

Sweet Jebus, things like this happen to Average Joe everyday. And a fundraiser? WT-actual-F?
  • 6 0
 There is a neat little bike park in portland that i want to ride, then i remember its right next to a park and ride fro trimet. Basically a hub of theft and degenerates
  • 9 0
 It is a nice bikepark... sandwiched in between two rip roaring freeways and some homeless camps.
  • 2 0
 @MT36: i went last year and worried the whole time if id come back and find my car in 1 piece.
  • 2 0
 You know you live in PDX or SFO when you walk out in the morning and say "the carcass is still there!"
  • 1 0
 @MT36: The jumps were being rebuilt when I rode by the other week on the red line. Nice park for sure.
  • 2 0
 @kabanosipyvo: The terrain is awesome and I give my complements to the builders. The surrounding neighborhood though... not as nice. Definitely riskier than the 20ft tabletops that were there the last time I rode the lines.
  • 7 0
 Come on everybody cough up!!!, don't be stingy, can't have poor old palmer breaking in to his last million can we....
  • 4 0
 Some are on there death bed with illness, some fighting parkinsons, cancer etc they get little support with only close family helping with the struggle at best, these are material possessions, if you have your health and independance then you can rebuild, save the begging till you relly need it
  • 4 0
 I've been battling a cold the last five days and haven't been able to ride my bike or build trails. I'm asking that you donate to my gogetf*cked account. I'm trying to raise $8.00 for the beer I will drink when I get better.

Also - I'll give you a LoWe$ R3ward Gift Card or a MCAFEE | Subscription - just click the link.
  • 6 0
 Ever seen Eastbound and Down? Palmer IS kenny powers, especially after this post.
  • 2 0
 I play real sports...not trying to be the best at exercising Gold. And applies to many of the most egotistical users on here.
  • 4 1
 Shaun, you're a marketable dude with a huge reputation. You can't get a single bit of sponsorship? I loved the Miserable Champion documentary, I can see you been through some hard times. I would pay $$$ to have a ride day with you, maybe think about some other ways to raise bucks?
  • 6 1
 The guy makes nearly half a million a year and his mate is setting up a go fund page,crazy!
  • 10 8
 If anyone cares...

Shaun has struggled with mental health and substance issues for most of his career. A little respect is in order here from all the commenters. Napalm is a legend of our sport and others. He is also a human being that has fallen on hard times. Sad to see the level of care and respect he has earned from the Pinkbike crew. He is not rich and is a good person. I'm sure they could have put all that in the article but Shaun would not want that. His life has not been easy and the sports and how he approached them assisted him in managing his own personal demons.

Shaun Palmer has earned respect and a little compassion from the fans of DH/Slalom racing. If he did not need the support there is no f'n way this would be happening.

I can't imagine he wanted this to go public, that means he really needs it. Show some respect. #rantover
  • 1 4
 @C4coach My thoughts exactly, man! Chapeau!
  • 8 2
 Sorry, but this is lame!
A guy literally squandering away millions of dollars because of ignorance, substance abuse and living the good life doesn’t deserve to get money because his toys got stolen.
And believe me, mental problems have nothing to do with pis..ng away a fortune. So your fan rant is superfluous at best and a slap in the face of every average Joe with mental problems doing his job and struggling everyday without doing drugs at worst.
Palmer is, in the end, responsible for losing all those bucks he made.
  • 1 4
 @Heidesandnorth: Who the hell are you to judge and who forced you to donate any money? Ignorance is not always bliss, you know?
  • 3 1
 No one cares. Most of the people on here don’t realize how much palm contributed to DH back in the day. Being a self righteous prick is like a badge of honor in the Pinkbike comments. Hope he’s doing ok
  • 3 1
 To all the haters:
Insurance on a vehicle will not cover tools, motorcycles, or bicycles contained there in (especially if those things are of any value). Tool insurance is pretty ridiculous (if you can find someone who will write a policy) and often ends at your shop/garage door. Vintage dirt bikes are almost impossible to insure at their current value (especially after the last couple of years) and even harder to replace.
Finally, no one is forcing anyone to pay into this; the guy is asking for help. If you don’t want to help just walk away, no harm no foul. If you prefer to sneer at Shawn realize that your envy is showing and that you (and your karma) are still welcome to walk away. Hopefully none of you never have to know what it’s like to get cleaned out and left hanging.
  • 4 1
 My buddies truck got stolen this past weekend in Camas, WA right across the river. Tons of tools and stuff in the canopy. There is a serious car theft problem in Portland.
  • 2 0
 Would have been a travesty if that Cr250 in the picture was lost in the incident. An 81' Yamaha though?... meh, they pretty much did him a favor. Can't even ride a modern mx track on that dinosaur.
  • 1 0
 Seems like the fascist keyboard warriors Are Preloading their myopic agenda into the Comment section AFAP. How is it justified that people who have access to digisphere and Sit at desk in cubicle are able to launch Distopian agenda at the rest of free world. Freedumb reigns- prolly get down voted for this Which proves the truthiness of what I am Saying.
  • 6 2
 That’s what happens in Portland
  • 4 1
 Hi I just had a $25,000 dollar bill stolen. Can y’all hit me up on Venmo. Thanks
  • 4 0
 Well this seems to be going well.
  • 4 0
 So there's a GoFundMe...but he's still keeping all of his Cadillacs?
  • 3 0
 Love the Palm, but jeez, he's seen millions over his career. Is this what it's come to for him?
  • 1 0
 Imagine being voted ESPN’s athlete of the year, making all that royalty money, and ending up having to have a GoFundMe started by one of your friends because you didn’t insure your own stuff. Sorry not sorry
  • 32 32
 Watch that GoFundMe company. They misappropriated millions of donations without cause in Canada in February! It's much safer to just have a direct deposit to the recipient. GoFundMe can GoFkThemselves.
  • 9 5
 Lmao
  • 8 4
 @whateverbr0: LMAO when you need GofundMe in the USA just to go to call 911.
  • 3 4
 @Acid11: nice try.
  • 4 1
 Is he missing his couch too?
  • 2 0
 Portland….remember when y’all used to have a police force? Ah the good old days
  • 1 0
 As much as it SUCKS to have your bike stolen, building an improved version 2 can be really satisfying. Hope insurance covers the loss.
  • 3 0
 You got robbed, so now rob all of us...
  • 3 0
 VanSmoke
  • 3 1
 Is this Shaun Plamer, the snowboarder???
Smile
  • 2 1
 Yes, AKA Mini Shred from the 80s. Rode with Kidwell etc
  • 3 1
 Yeah, he raced downhill for a while - he trolled the other racers by having "Summer job" written on his shorts Big Grin
  • 2 2
 @korev: He lost the 96 UCI DH Worlds to Nico by less than 2 tenths of a second and was the highest paid MTBer in the world when on Specialized Mtn Dew
  • 2 1
 I'm not gonna comment on the gofundme however I have my opinion.

But Canyon? Really? Not Intense?
  • 2 0
 What about the gold lamé outfit?
  • 1 0
 Why does Palmer always look like he's just been crop dusted, can we GFM some plastic surgery to help that?
  • 3 0
 Palmer got robbed
  • 1 0
 Gofundme for the loss of a bunch of lost stuff comp'd by my sponsors. Gofund the Portland police.
  • 1 0
 Just on a quick ride break here in
Dirt world, gotta wax my chain and
…catch ya later.
  • 2 0
 Slow news day at pb.
  • 2 0
 Who is Brad Holmes?
  • 3 6
 Shaun's friend and Tahoe local. Rad skier and biker too.
  • 6 0
 @Bushmaster123: No dude, Brad Holmes is a rapper: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_HCtqORjmE
  • 3 2
 @Bushmaster123: cool profile bro.
  • 2 2
 Make a good scene in a Quinten T. Flick. Just add more blood. Palmer is bad ass .
  • 2 0
 Quinten T. Flick sounds like one of Henry Qs pseudonyms from his satire articles Smile
  • 2 0
 i like the cut of your jib
  • 4 4
 Punishment should include locking the tweaker theif with Palmer into that van and giving Palmer 10 minutes to send!
  • 1 0
 I can't get emojis to stay in my posts!
  • 1 0
 how much$$ for the gold Jacket?
  • 6 8
 Bad luck for a guy who did a lot of cool things. Too bad a lot of people are being so negative. He isn’t even asking for nothing. Oh well hopefully all the whiners out there have a good day!
  • 3 2
 Right his buddy is his rackateer.
  • 1 1
 ah good ol portlandia! the guy was probably released 2 hours after the police pursuit ended. no charges and no fines.
  • 1 0
 Don’t drink and go to meetings!
  • 1 0
 Can’t find my shock pump…go fund me!
  • 1 0
 uh oh
  • 11 11
 Oh and Fuck Portland ...and Seattle
  • 1 0
 Lol
  • 6 7
 Shaun's a real deal Legend
  • 1 1
 Portland. Keeping moving
  • 1 4
 gofundme is the last bastion of people screwed by the insurance industry in this country.
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