Stolen off 16th st mall, Denver
A co-worker of mine recently lost his Trek mountain bike. He went to downtown Denver on a Wednesday evening and locked it with a cable lock to one of those green upside-down u-shaped bars right on the 16th st mall. When he returned a couple hours later, the bike was gone and the cable lock was sitting on the ground, sliced clean open.
So to remind everybody, especially myself, a cable lock isn't much of a deterrent to a thief. I use both a cable lock and U-lock for commuting to my job in downtown, lock the bike up in a high traffic area, and don't leave the bike outside after dark. But, I leave the U-lock at work because of the weight, relying on the cable lock for bopping around in the evenings and on weekends. Guess I'll be rethinking that strategy and watching where I park a lot closer