Starting year 3 of being a geographical gypsy. From San Francisco to Amsterdam and back. Where next? Only the wind knows.....
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I see the front tire...but where's the rest of the bike?
Bike theft is pretty rampant here in Amsterdam. You need a strong lock, and you need to remember to lock the back wheel, and then lock the frame AND front wheel to something solid.
If you don't, you could end up like this poor person. You get back from the train station and notice that your front wheel is still locked up...but the rest of the bike is missing!
Or you could be like our new friend Kevin, who came outside one morning to find a different bicycle locked up with his chain. Apparently someone liked his bike better than theirs, so they "upgraded," leaving him their cruddy bike. Kevin has since purchased a better lock.