Lack Of Racks Prompts NYC Bike Lock Glue Bandit

Lack Of Racks Prompts NYC Bike Lock Glue Bandit

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Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 16, 2010

We love taking our bike everywhere we can, but it's actually quite rare that we find a bike rack that has open space (or one at all). It can be a little frustrating, but it's easy enough to find something else to chain your bike to... that is, unless a vigilante fills your lock with super glue!

A man in NYC has taken his beef to the streets (literally) and is fed up with bikes being chained to anything and everything around his city. He has no problem with bicycling as a form of transportation, but wishes there were more racks to go around or that people would use the racks when available.

To get "revenge" for bikers cluttering up his streets, he's been going around filling bike locks with super glue! Our first reaction is extreme anger, but then we thought about cars and how there's never enough parking for them either and you can't just go around parking on sidewalks or front yards just because there's no room in the street.

Obviously his actions are a little coo coo for cocoa puffs, but does the lack of storage facilities for bikes justify chaining them directly in front of where we're visiting instead of walking a few extra blocks? Sound off in the comments below!

(Via: Mother Nature Network. Image: Flickr member Herkie licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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