What's going on with all these stupid Angel fans? I park near the leaky faucet (Orangewood and Rampart). Yesterday I parked near the fire hydrant. Pulled all the way to the red section of curb so that no other could accuse me of wasting space. Turns out a friend later parks near me, behind my truck leaving some space. When we return, ther is a car squeezed behind me. No room to open my tailgate. The guy squeezed in a space so tight that he couldn't even get up against the curb. His car was a couple of feet into the road. I see motorcycle cops there all the time passing out tickets. I surprised this guy didn't get one. He was packed in so tight between our trucks that I know he had to hit one or both of our trucks a few times to squeeze in.
Today I park near a driveway, leave a little space behind figuring some dip will thry to squeeze in somewhere so I'm taking some space. We return and yup, some dip took the space. I'm surprised they didn't tow his car. He's partially blocking a driveway, maybe about 1/4 the length of his car is in the driveway!
He is parked so close to me. Not exaggerating, he is 1/4 of an inch from my bumper!...Another car about a foot and a half in front of me. Great! I can open my tailgate but it's right about his hood. His hood is about 1/4 of an inch under my tailgate when I place it in the down position. DAMMIT! This time I am not pulling up or moving out to load the tandem!
Shkrew it! I opened the tailgate, placed the front wheel onto the tailgate, then lifted the tandem onto the hood and used it as a ramp to load the bike! The driver will prolly wonder how the tire tracks got up there onto his hood and windshield! Hmmm, worked well as a stepladder too on my way down!
I guess knowing how cyclist operate, I leave room when parking behind others out of consideration. Just a note to ya'll, if you park too close behind a vehicle, then return to see Continental tracks on your hood, that would be me!