This photo was taken on September 17th at 7:17 AM.
The location was in the City Center District of Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came to me as I was about to get back into my car and happened
to look at the bicycle hitching device (somehow cannot call it a rack) and saw
this hard copy of a lone loop lock on the top cross piece of the fixture.
It had the look of having been placed there by a regular user. This is not the
first time I have seen a left behind lock on a rack ( either by intent of as an
act of forgetfulness ) but what made this different - was the others, seemed to
all have been placed or dropped to ground level.
We can even speculate that the owner may play a game with its placement - to
see if it will still be where it was put, when the next visit is
Perhaps the saddest scenario one can sometimes see - is this type of lock still
in its locked position on the rack - holding an entire front wheel - and the
rest of the bike is gone (for this one - even though it may be silent - I can
still hear the echo's of curses at the loss)!
I may have to take up Thai Chi to entertain myself between stops -
Wishing everyone a great day.
*I will probably take up this game for myself - lol.
There will be extra points for me - if I ever see the owner of the lock doing a
securing or releasing of their bike.
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Jim (Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:07)
I wondered where my bike lock went...
Sally (Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:08)
Glad to see this photo. I wondered why there wasnt a new one. I hope Taylor is doing well.
SF1967 (Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:09)
Someone's having a bad day. Either their bicycle was stolen, or they forgot their lock.
Gabe (Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:10)
Its like a giant version of those metal puzzles where you have to pull the loop out of the other loop.
Teri (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:37)
At least it hasn’t been cut. I always feel so bad when I see a broken bike lock on a bike rack, knowing someone had a bike stolen. Unfortunately, I see it all the time here in Florida, at least once a week.
MHampy (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:38)
This one gave me a flashback, I’ve had a bicycle stolen before.