Monday, January 9, 2012

Bike commuting tip #25

Don't forget to bring your bike inside after you come home!
sorry about the glare!
There's been more than a few times after I've been home from work for an hour or more and suddenly I go oh #%# I forgot my bike! After getting home, I usually park my bike around back or out front and then head inside. I'll  let the dogs out, get the mail, get a snack, play with the dogs etc. I get distracted easily. Luckily, it's always still been there where I left it when I remember. Which sometimes isn't until the next morning.

You might notice we're without snow here in Spokane, and you can thank all of us bikers who bought studded tires and/or snow bikes this year in anticipation of a snowy winter.  I'm bummed out right now even though I'm not a real big snow fan, but there's still time for some decent snow storms.   As it stands now, I don't think I can say I've ridden my bike to work through a winter.


  1. I can't imagine leaving your bike outside unlocked and it still being there when you went back to get it! I always take my bike right inside when I get home, but I've also got a folding bike, so I always fold it when I get home and take it up my steps. It's been really good for the bike, in terms of wear and tear and component life, and it's the best anti-theft device I've been able to come up with.

  2. Yeah, I've been lucky leaving my bike out. Gotta stop that. I like the folding bike, but I think I'm I'm maxed out on bikes right now.