Originally Posted by shmily_dana
Fortunately, the HOA does not have any weird anti-bicycle rules.
I had a guy who worked for me live in a HOA development in NJ. He had a 10 foot skiff on a trailer he used to go fishing with... kept it inside
his garage. HOA saw him taking it out and bingo, he had to get rid of it! Was one a business trip in CA years ago, one of the people I was seeing had just been fined by her HOA because... her grass was 1/4 iunch past the "allowed" height of grass.
My co-op turned some excessive space in the laundry room into bike racks (we had wire walls and doors put in so the area is locked). We charge a very reasonable fee for them. However, they are a pain because they are way too close AND one has to really wrestle with the bike because you have to lift the front wheel straight up and hook it into a single hanger.
Get this... I rode a lot in the early nineties, but kinda stopped due to some medical issue. Finally got those sorted this past spring and went back to riding. When I had stopped riding, I knew I had a tear in the rear tube, so all I needed to do was replace it. There's my bike, not in my rack but in a neighbors (who had a rack, but no bike). Huh... my bike was sporting 2 brand new tires, looking like they weren't ridden on all that much!!
I have NO IDEA what went down... can only think someone saw it wasn't being used for several years and finally simply started using it... but probably had the tires put on first (not necessary, the tires were in fine shape, all that it needed was a rear tube). After a few weeks, it was simply easier for me to keep it in my apartment, at least until the 2-3 months where I couldn't use iit all that much. BUT, nobody has said boo about it to the mg. agent. How odd is that story??