So, I returned to Oxford on Tuesday and on the first night I got parked up in my nice area with plenty of light and, as there is no room for me and my bike to sleep in the van (well, there is... but it would be a squeeze), I decided to lock the bike up outside. I put a maximum security rated D-lock on the frame, back wheel, and the bumper of the van, and put two other chains on the front part of the frame, front wheel and the door handle of the van back doors. Unless you have an angle grinder, you ain't getting that bike off the back of my van.
Lo' and behold, at 2am, some twats decide they are going to try to steal my bike. I woke up because of the noise, hopped into the front, got out, wandered around the back of the van and leant up against it watching for a few seconds before I veryyy quietly said "What are you doing?" One of the idiots was so shocked that they jumped up and fell backwards into the road. The other was just shocked that I was in my van. The gits left and I didn't say another word.
So now I just wonder how many of you guys n gals keep your bike with you? And how do you keep it safe?
Is it just me that would be even more put off stealing something if it was chained to a vehicle? I don't bloody understand why people can't just leave everyone else alone or be nice anyway but seriously, this thing was bolted to a van. And was parked up on a well lit residential road. What the heck?!?! Am I missing something here?
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