Bike 14


One's parking options in winter are complicated, not only for motorists, but also for cyclists.

Those bike racks that do exists, when not shovelled regularly -- and even sometimes when the are -- are too hemmed in by snow to slide a wheel under the crossbar. And that's just the beginning. Low fences are too low to slip the u-lock shank over and still reach the frame. The more substantial posts of bus stop signs and the spindly metal strips of parking signs which serve in summer when a rack is not to be found can be surrounded with several feet of snow. On one occasion, I clambered up a snowbank nearly as tall as myself to plant my bike up there next to a tall signpost.

That is to say, I'm really glad the snow is beginning to melt.


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