Harbinger of Doom
- Oct 23, 2001
At work without notice (except for in some internal announcements site that literally no one looks at) they cut off all of the locks off the rack that I use. This happened in March, so most people weren’t on their bikes again yet. Big slap in the face to those of us who would attempt to reduce the car parking problems on campus.Does that mean you can take your weekends during the week? caus' that may be a win. less people to deal with.
So back in May, posters went up in the bike storage area in the underground parking (key card access is required) saying that you are not allowed to leave locks, and they will be cut without notice. I spoke to a "green team" member, and it seems some cyclists weren't happy that other cyclists were leaving their locks on the racks, essentially reserving their spot. So I would leave my lock on the ground, unlocked. not taking up a spot. I got in this morning and it was gone. I spoke to the facilities guy, and he said they cut some locks last night, and they were in the garbage. So i went dumpster diving and found my lock. because it wasn't locked, it wasn't damaged, so there's thtat. the facilities guy is a nice guy. he doesn't ride and takes his cues from the "green team".
But I don't get it. In over 30 years of commuting, I've never even heard of it being a problem to leave locks on a rack. who the fuck is so fucking righteous that they will have another riders shit cut because it bothers them? Am I wrong on this one? I'm not really mad at facilities, but I'm kind of pissed at the other riders who feel its ok to destroy other people's shit. and if you want a prime parking spot, then get in early...
In other news, it's a beautiful day, and I'm going to ride an awesome loop tonight. yay!