Monday, July 7, 2008

Visitor Parking

I rode over to visit someone today at another local company. I pulled to the front of the building and looked for a bike rack. No dice. Some benches, might catch some crap for locking to that. I see the Security guy on this Segway looking thing, ride over and ask him about where the bike rack is. He has no idea - "Maybe in the parking garage on the other side of campus?" This is BS.

I ask him if I can just lock to a pole, he says "I don't care". I see a very good candidate - a BS Car Centric "Visitor Parking" sign. I'll show them!



Unfortunately I was so fixated on my anarchist "Stick it to the Man" bent by locking my frame to the pole that I neglected to think about what the bushes might be doing to my tire.

2 comments:

Jeff Trull said...

Ah, the classic "bike on top of landscaping" move. They leave us no choice, do they?

Fritz said...

I usually lock to handicap sign posts where available.

Would you believe the Wells Fargo in downtown Palo Alto has absolutely no bike parking anywhere on the block? I roll my bike inside the bank and lean it against a loan officer's desk when I do business there