Tuesday, November 23, 2004

DIY bike parking

There is no obvious bike parking around the New York Ave metro station. But I found something to attach the bike to. I have seen a bike attached to the station rails right near the token gates, but I figure the troll in the booth would yell at me for that. There is still construction and many, many yards of tall chain link fence around yet to be built offices. I attached my bike to the fence. Now keep in mind the bike in question is the crap bike, a rusty 3 speed thing with 1 working brake. I'm not too worried about it. Besides I have 3 locks for it. A cable, a U-lock with a round key and a U-lock with a key-key. You gotta really want my bike to steal it. Well after 3 hours of leaving it alone, it was still there. Of course the station is still new, bike thieves may not have discovered it yet.


At 11/23/2004 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad there are no facilities there yet...write WMATA a letter asking for some! I used to store my bike in one of those nifty bike lockers at the Eastern Market Station. It was cheap and I had no problems. - Jimbo


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