That's what I used to go by when I was a courier.April 17 2012 at 10:11 AM
rex (Login thestinkiestbob)
Response to In your case they can't take your bike, the same way they can't take my van
But at the time I usually had about two or three bikes at once (all old courier beaters like CX and GT stuff) so I wasn't that worried if they ever nabbed one. I could just write it off and use one of my other ones. None of them were worth paying parking tickets for.
But this is slightly different now. I don't NEED my bike to do the job, I could do it on public transport or by bicycle even (in theory, but THAT would never happen) but I just do it on the bike because that's the cheapest and easiest option for me.
Sometimes I have to spend ages in embassies so I always have to park in legit motorcycle parking bays, and the traffic warden bastards are always hovering around bike bays like flies on shit just looking for scooters that have been dragged six inches out of the way by other scooter riders.
I've seen the dodgy council bastards hanging around in the early morning just waiting for it to turn 8:30am so they could jump out of the van and snatch any scooters that were parked in the bay for free over night because they start charging at 8:30.
I spotted a couple of dodgy council bastards in an unmarked van a couple of weeks ago as I was parking up in a bay, and as soon as it went 8:31 they jumped out and started manhandling scooters into the back of the van.
Naturally since I was legally parked and had paid for my parking by credit card I went off gesturing and shouting a few choice things at them.
I just don't want to be legally parked up doing my job and come back to find they've nicked my bike for non payment of a parking ticket. I'd end up in prison on clawhammer charges and it would not be the right way to end Stinkybob.