Author Topic: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike  (Read 11079 times)

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2019, 09:26:26 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48035577
  -10 points to the hostel.

Total bastards.*

*Assuming it is physically possible to get a bike in. If not, moderate bastards for not letting him know.

T42

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2019, 10:20:16 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48035577
  -10 points to the hostel.

Total bastards.*

*Assuming it is physically possible to get a bike in. If not, moderate bastards for not letting him know.

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The more I think about it, if somebody's stealing a bike then they're probably not in a good place in their life

I sincerely hope so.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #77 on: April 25, 2019, 10:42:45 am »

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The more I think about it, if somebody's stealing a bike then they're probably not in a good place in their life

I watched a video earlier today on the Cycling Weekly website of a group of four blokes, dressed
in black clothing with their faces covered, break into a bike store and steal multiple mountain bikes.
I presume not in a good place in their lives too. :hand:

quixoticgeek

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2019, 02:19:25 pm »


Sometimes you see a bike parked so badly you just stop, and look on in awe:

Amsterdam, you've excelled yourself;



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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #79 on: July 16, 2019, 02:39:28 pm »
Is that bad parking, art installation or student prank?
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star."

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #80 on: July 16, 2019, 03:00:47 pm »
Is that bad parking, art installation or student prank?

I honestly can't work out the answer to that one...

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #81 on: July 16, 2019, 03:43:01 pm »
I seem to remember having a regular ride with a group in London and having a maximum-bike-locked-to-a-single-lampost regular event that used to look like that. Wooly, were you there, too? What was it? Post critical mass? Summat else? The one thing I do remember is that the lamposts were all outside pubs, quel suprise.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #82 on: July 16, 2019, 03:46:25 pm »
Back in the early days of MTBing, there was 'bike derby' which finished with piling all the bikes in a heap before adjourning for beer and other activities. I'd guess something similar is happening here.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2019, 07:29:30 pm »
I believe LFGSS have form for parking bike-tree fashion.

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2019, 08:01:49 pm »
It's a necessity if you finish a ride at a pub and there's only one lamp post to lock to.

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Andrij

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #85 on: July 17, 2019, 09:20:54 am »
I seem to remember having a regular ride with a group in London and having a maximum-bike-locked-to-a-single-lampost regular event that used to look like that. Wooly, were you there, too? What was it? Post critical mass? Summat else? The one thing I do remember is that the lamposts were all outside pubs, quel suprise.

Friday Night Ride?  (no coasts involved).  I did a few of these, probably when I first met Wooly.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #86 on: July 17, 2019, 09:26:11 am »
Could well have been, yes.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #87 on: October 01, 2019, 06:10:00 pm »
Today's edition of Badly Locked Bikes Of Birmingham:


Not entirely clear in the photo, but that's a full-sized D-lock.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

CommuteTooFar

  • Inadequate Randonneur
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2019, 03:09:30 pm »
I once carefully locked my bike to a lamp post and went for lunch.  When I came back I could not find my keys until I found them in the lock.