Its good to be back on campus. Upon discovering a better route, from Balboa Park BART, it is good to be there with bike.
Perhaps due to the trend, I am noticing more bikes, both SS and fixed. Also good. More eye candy. Like that pink conversion locked by HSS. Interesting. Another, in the same spot, with corks in lieu of bar plugs. Very nice. I particularly admire the tan Kogswell with the moustache bars; looks well ridden in.
Why, just today, I was cruising through campus when a baby blue ride caught my eye, so I slowed to check out the specs. Not bad. A nice little conversion. As I leaned in to peek at the rear hub, however, I realized that the bike in question was not locked to the rail. Indeed, it was locked- and u-locked- but only to its own front tire. Egads man! I thought. What a travesty, this. I hung out by that bike for as long as I could afford, to fend off possible evil-doers, and to warn the proprieter of possible ills...alas, I went to class.
Please, lock up your bike. And lock it well. There is no shortage of horror stories here. The Bay Area is certainly no safe haven for the unprotected bike. I realize that no one could have ridden off into the sunset, but anyone could easily have loaded her on MUNI in 2 minutes. I entertained the notion myself...I kinda liked the wheelset.
Did I mention the u-lock was of the older Kryptonite variety?
Necessary precautions, friends