Drugs Dude, Where’s My Bike?
posted by January 18 at 12:13 PMon
Apparently, a lot of people put their bicycles on the racks of Metro buses, then get on. But when they get off, they leave without them, said Kent Peterson, whose duties at the Bike Station on Third Avenue South near South Main Street include reuniting bicycles left behind by their owners.
“You’d think it would be pretty rare,” he said. But in 2007, 863 people walked off without their bikes.
Indeed, alcohol has been known to play a role, Peterson agreed. That and other substances.
The record number of bikes left on buses in a day was 26 during Hempfest, he said. “We seem to get a lot of bikes during Folklife, too.”
It kinda defeats the purpose of riding bicycles and public transit if you get stoned and leave behind 25 pounds of potential garbage.