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Old 08-06-09, 01:55 PM
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I do that. Sometimes I just kinda fade out early if noone is watching me.
Me too. Got caught today, however. Its so hard to be discreet clomping around in a bike outfit.
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Old 08-06-09, 01:57 PM
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I do that. Sometimes I just kinda fade out early if noone is watching me.
Yes!
I do the same.
 
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They give all the bike commuters access to the executive parking garage here. Secured, patrolled and monitored parking, leaned up against a freestanding old desk with no drawers. Unlocked, because there's just no point to locking it in that case.
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Old 08-06-09, 03:35 PM
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6 feet away, next to my credenza. If we had showers here, it would be a perfect commuter job.
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Old 08-06-09, 06:35 PM
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I lock it to a lamp post in front of the building. Supposedly they are going to install a bike rack within the next month. I use an OnGuard Bulldog Std U-lock to lock my front wheel to the frame. I have to use a cable to lock the bike to the lamp post because it's a really thick post.

I work in a 7 story building at a business park with security that patrols the parking lots pretty well, and there are employees walking around, so I think it's pretty safe. Also I ride a 1980 Fuji that doesn't attract too many thieves. Like an earlier poster, I have replaced some components with more expensive, but I don't think a thief would know the difference.

At first I was mainly worried that the plaza security wouldn't like me locking up there, but they see me ride in every day and they wave.
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Old 08-07-09, 04:03 AM
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I use a cable lock around a fence post. I have left it unlocked a number of times just leaning against the fence. It's at the main entrance to our facility, right across from the guard shack. Cameras and lots of pedestrian and vehicular traffic make this a pretty safe place. And we have showers!
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Old 08-07-09, 04:24 AM
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There's a secure area for bikes at my work with railings to lock bikes to. It's always a worry that your bike might get stolen so it's nice to have somewhere secure to keep it during the day.
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Old 08-07-09, 04:43 AM
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My boss is thrilled that i am biking

he let's me park mine in the 'lambo corral' -

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Old 08-07-09, 05:32 AM
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I work for a maintenance facility for commuter trains. We have a locked parts and materials area where I park my bike. The area is manned by two great people who keep a good eye on it. No need to lock it up. One of the maintenance guys, who I'm friends with, even cleans it for me if it a rainy day.
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Old 08-07-09, 10:52 AM
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I brought my bike up into the office today and have it in my cube and nobody has said anything... yet... wish me luck!!!
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Old 08-07-09, 11:48 AM
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I brought my bike up into the office today and have it in my cube and nobody has said anything... yet... wish me luck!!!
I want to do this someday, just have it sitting next to me while I work.
There isn't a lot of extra room in my cube so it would be humorous.
 
Old 08-07-09, 11:51 AM
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My office mate gets all worked up when I bring my bike into our office. I have to keep it out in the big part of the offcie. There is plenty of room, there is not way it bothers her. So I just bring it in on days Ireally wanna her po'd.
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The city finally put in bike lockers when they painted the parking structure across the street from my building. $5/month and you use your own padlock. I got a disk shaped security padlock at Ace Hardware. Not totally burglar proof but much more so than a standard padlock.

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The city finally put in bike lockers when they painted the parking structure across the street from my building. $5/month and you use your own padlock. I got a disk shaped security padlock at Ace Hardware. Not totally burglar proof but much more so than a standard padlock.

Wow. The city should break even in about fifteen years. Nice deal!
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Wow. The city should break even in about fifteen years. Nice deal!
The best part is that I can fit two bikes in there. So I'll ususally keep a fixed gear and a geared bike there, just for whatever mood I'm in at the end of the day.
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Old 08-07-09, 07:04 PM
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Sitting in the bike rack, unlocked, by the side entrance. Typically 1-4 other bikes, about half of them locked. Security cameras, a guard shack 100' away, employee traffic only, and the town I live in combine to make it relatively safe.
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Old 08-08-09, 06:46 AM
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I use a cheap Wal-Mart cable lock on a heavy-duty bike rack. I'm a high school teacher, so I'd imagine that it will be vandalized at some point. So far, so good, however.
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I use a Krytonite U-lock to lock the rear wheel to the bike rack, and a kryptonite cable through the front wheel to the U lock.

I belong to a fitness club a block away from my work so I can shower when I get in. I used to park at the rack there - in a parkade across from the parking attendant booth, so pretty secure.

Now that I have a new bike, I park in a cage in the parkae below my building. Little bit of a walk to the fitness club with the showers ( block and a half - but in winter I can walk that inside), but super secure - it's an underground parkade so no pedestrian traffic, and only card holders have access to the cage.
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Old 08-10-09, 08:41 AM
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She's right here next to me where she belongs... second day and counting...

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Old 08-10-09, 09:13 AM
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sits right in the stairwell with no lock...
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Sits right under my desk folded. If I'm lazy, I just leave it in the bike room with a Planet Bike chain (which then makes the bike non-chainless )
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in a rack, within eye shot of the Marine guards that all know me and my bike. I sometiems wonder why I bring the lock and use it there but habit rules the day.
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Old 08-12-09, 06:04 AM
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unlocked in the office i share with my boss.

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