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Office Parking

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Office Parking

One of the best features of my job – that makes it so easy to bike commute – is that they don’t mind that I use the storage room as a bike garage. It’s a good thing too, since the building doesn’t offer a proper bike rack out front. I’m okay with that, because it’s easier to keep an eye on it here.

It does get in the way, and every once in a while, I’ll here it slam to the ground. My co-workers will try to get something off the shelf, but don’t want to bother me to move it. Inevitably, it’ll get bumped and knocked over. When I rush in to check it out, they’re usually tangled up with the bike, a ream of paper and a guilty look on their face. I assure them that my bike has seen worse. After all, I ride it.

If anything, I feel guilty for having my crap in the way. We’re about to expand our space, and even though it’s too late to ask for a proper locker room and shower (the building isn’t plumbed for that), I’m thinking about asking if I can install a hook to hang it up, out of the way.

Bike Parking

Written by dickdavid

September 23, 2012 at 9:28 am

Posted in Commuting

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  1. Nice Monocog. I definitely think businesses could do a much better job of promoting bicycle commuting and providing a secure space inside to park bikes. Locking a bike up outside all day to me is akin to locking your car but leaving the keys in plain sight on the seat.

    Rob E

    September 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

  2. Having had various combinations, parking inside is the best! Bikes wear fast when they sit outside all day in the sun and UV.

    Steve A

    September 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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