I’m extraordinarily forgetful today. I forgot my bike helmet on the bus and I forgot my bike lock.
I’m not horribly worried about the helmet — the bus drivers are pretty good about taking stuff to the lost and found — but my awesome Planet Bike Super Flash light is connected to the helmet. I have errands to run tonight after dark, and I’ll have to depend on my significantly less bright Cateye LD500 (the one with the built in CPSC reflector) and Reelight tail light. Call me a nut, but on a Friday night with possibly iffy weather I’d like to be seen.
More important, though, is my lack of a bike lock. I absolutely need to run some errands tonight before I go home, and I absolutely need a lock since I’ll be in the high bike theft area of Palo Alto, California. Does anybody have any ideas? I usually keep a spare in the office, but I took it home the last time I forgot my lock. I’m a little low on cash, too, so I can’t really afford to just go and buy another lock.
Speaking of locks, my favorite lock company has a group on Facebook. Kryptonite is currently running a contest on Facebook — post a photo of a Kryptonite lock to the Facebook group page and the best photo gets you a free Kryptonite Evolution Mini, which is the lock I use every day (when I don’t forget it *doh*). To win, sign in to Facebook, join the Kryptonite Group and upload your photos. Add me as a friend while you’re there. I’ve been using Kryptonite U locks since the 80s and have never had a bike stolen.
But before you do that — any ideas on my lack of a lock?
“San Jose Cyclist” – Photo by me.