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.