I work overnights at a WM out of town, currently about a 30 mile round trip. Assuming I don't transfer to a closer location for a shorter commute, I hope to eventually get in good enough shape to be able to ride the bike to work.
Problem is, there's no rack, therefore no secure parking. And if a customer can't bring a bike in, then obviously I'm out of luck as well. Too bad, because I'd sure feel a lot more comfortable keeping my bike (Trek hybrid btw) in the break room! Beside, if gas went back to $4/gallon (I think it will eventually) everyone would ride, and soon we'd run out of room inside!
So......can I ask management if they would be willing to get a bike rack (I think it's a good investment regardless, but then again, you know how management would look at it as an expense). or not?
I simply wouldn't feel comfortable leaving my bike outside, regardless of the situation. But a decent bike rack would go a long way towards peace of mind. That someone left a Mongoose BMX bike by the side door for 4 days and nights unmolested doesn't matter - not my bike, not my problem. My bike, my problem
Anyone have any advice?
PS: Yes, I'd purchase a beater soon as I could and leave the shiny new bikes at home.