|In a basket at the rack: a lock, but not locked (twice)|
|Wouldn't reach, so not locked|
|More secure lock left in bracket in preference for a quick buddy cable lock-up|
I don't know that the Little Yellow Public Service stickers / cards would help much here. I have one more post coming, where I cut up some cable locks, or try to, with various cutting implements up to and including bolt cutters, in order to demonstrate their almost-useless (but better than nothing) security level. But, I have learned from this little adventure in public service security mindedness: although I am overwhelmed by how widespread the poor cable locking practice is, it at least offers a opportunity to strike up a conversation if you feel like helping out a fellow cyclist. And, I will give it to you cable locker-uppers out there: actually using the lock is better than nothing at all. But, I would suggest, once you elect to lock up your bike, once you cross the "I want to slow down the person who wants to take my bike," line, why not go beyond the "slow them down five seconds line" and move on to the "look for easier pickings" place? When everyone is using cables, a properly employed U-lock has to be a pretty good deterrent. OK, almost done with the lock obsession. Cable destruction ahead. Get up. Go ride.