This is the ONLY bike lock I own. That’s it. And it’s already been chewed/rubbed in half. This is the worst kind of bike lock – one quick snip and your bike is a goner. And yet do I have a u-lock? Do I actually have a real bike lock? No.
Why? Hmm I’m not sure so here are my thoughts on why I suck so bad when it comes to securing my OWN bikes.
1. My road bike doesn’t leave my sight, or really, is never beyond immediate reach. I even bring it into fast food places when I go to get a water bottle refill.
2. My commuter bike is usually in a high security area (although this didn’t stop someone from jacking a bike at work the other week)
3. I think I subconsciously want my commuter bike to be stolen so I can get something better (that is horrible, I feel bad saying it)
4. I am a cheap bastard. I can spend hundreds of dollars on a helmet, but not $30 on a lock. This makes absolutely no sense. I can’t rationalize this one at all.
I almost considered asking friends to pool together and get me a good bike lock for my birthday next week, but that is weak sauce.
What kind of bike lock do you have?