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    Where did I leave my lock?!

    As I was preparing for a Saturday morning commute, I noticed that my giant Kryptonite NY Long Shackle lock was not on my rear rack. There's no reason I would have removed it when I got home and it was nowhere in the garage.

    A-ha! After unlocking my bike the night before, I placed it on an object near the bike rack and began attaching all my lights & generally getting set up. I rode off without it.

    Luckily, the Forces of Stupid Human Thievery subsided for a few hours and it was right where I left it when I rode back. I don't know what someone would do with an unusable U-lock, but you never know.

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    Yeah that's something I would do. Glad you got it back. Some thieves will steal anything.
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    In my haste to leave work one day, I left my cable and lock with the key on the ground near the bike rack at work. Of course, it was a Friday. And as to be expected, the lock and cable were gone when I returned to work on Monday. That was another expensive lesson.

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    I used to run a Steakhouse in my town, and after we closed I would ride to the bank to make the night deposit. One night I rode, used my keys to open the bank's lock box, made the deposit, and left the keys there still inserted! I rode the 7 or 8 miles to my home (this was at midnight or so) and when I couldn't get in the apartment I rode all the way back to the bank - and my keys were still there. House keys, business keys, bike lock keys everything. Someone had taken them out of the drop box and set them aside.
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    This reminds me of a funny story. I once lost a pair of gloves (used them for cycling but not cycling specific). I'd thought I'd left them on top of the car one day and they were lost on the road. One day on a whim (several weeks after I'd lost them), I decided to check with my University's library in case I had left them in there and they had been turned in to the lost and found. It was morning when I checked, sure enough after I asked the lady at the counter about them she went to look and returned with the gloves (so I thought). I was thrilled, totally made my morning (not sure why I was so happy about it as they were kind of worn out and not super expensive). I was happy about it all day, but when I was getting ready to ride home I tried to put the gloves on and wouldn't you know it they were both left handed gloves. I went back to the counter and the lady said they didn't have any other gloves. I was bummed, and completely mystified as how it could happen, I mean they weren't the kind of gloves everybody would have, it was a really strange coincidence. One of them was my glove, the other was a size larger left hand and obviously somebody else's. I guess the other guy had picked up two right hands at some point but I don't understand why he didn't go back? I tried to use both lefts by turning one inside out but quickly grew tired of that and threw them both away half way home.

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    I see locks on the road occasionally. I assume they were on someone's rack and fell off, or something like that. They're obviously unusable as is, so I just leave them there and hope the owner finds them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    I see locks on the road occasionally. I assume they were on someone's rack and fell off, or something like that. They're obviously unusable as is, so I just leave them there and hope the owner finds them.
    Back in the pre-smart phone days I was riding on a path and saw a phone. I had encountered a couple walking the opposite direction about 1/2 mile back. I was tempted to pick up the phone and catch them, but then thought it may not be theirs and I would have removed the phone from where the owner hoped to find it.

    Quite the conundrum. I could have made someone's day or ruined another person's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    I see locks on the road occasionally. I assume they were on someone's rack and fell off, or something like that. They're obviously unusable as is, so I just leave them there and hope the owner finds them.
    I wish that happened to me... Once I fell on my bike and didn't notice the lock fell out the rear basket. I went back the next day and it was gone. I still had the key too....

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