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Bike tickets

I have ticketed a grand total of two bicycles in Lincoln, using my own version of these. I originally made a set of the tickets for scrottie, who would sigh and say, as we walked around bike-tating (spectating awesome bicycles), "I wish I could give that bike a ticket for excessive awesomeness." But once I gave him a set, I couldn't help myself and started making more.

I tried to use them as a community-building item in Texas, putting info about one of the local cycling organizations on the back of the ticket. My friends were entertained by them, but that's all I ever heard back. I probably put about 50 tickets on various rad bikes around that campus, but got zero response. I've only ticketed two bikes in Lincoln. The second one was this bike:

Big dummy

which belongs to a local bike mechanic, and who saw me issue the ticket because I wasn't being very sneaky about it.

I was more sneaky about the first one, because it's a bike that I ride past every day on my way to work, and it really does make my day whenever I see it, I have no idea who the owner is, and I've never seen the owner.

Apparently ticket recipient #2 had already heard about ticket recipient #1's ticket. I had noticed that the ticket was still in place on bike #1 a few days later, when the bike was parked in a different location in the same general area (clearly, someone commutes on it).

This is such a different city.

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shellynoir
Jun. 29th, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
omg you should ticket people's gardens for being awesome too
rebeccmeister
Jun. 30th, 2015 12:50 am (UTC)
That would also be super fun!
randomdreams
Jun. 30th, 2015 02:08 am (UTC)
I haven't used any of those tickets you sent me. I must change this.
rebeccmeister
Jun. 30th, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm currently working on coming up with a better system for carrying them around without mashing them up. It's less an issue for me and more of an issue for scrottie, who tends to destroy things. I'm thinking a little duct tape folder of sorts. This is definitely one of those categories of things that's tricky to remember to cart around.
randomdreams
Jul. 1st, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
I too destroy everything. I put my spare inner tube in a ziploc baggie and even so half the time when I pull it out it's had a hole worn through it by adjacent items.
rebeccmeister
Jul. 1st, 2015 02:17 am (UTC)
Hmm, sounds like you need to make a spare tube holder, out of some old bike tubes! ;-)
randomdreams
Jul. 1st, 2015 02:22 am (UTC)
I'm thinking a denim bag might work.
rebeccmeister
Jul. 2nd, 2015 01:26 am (UTC)
That might be more practical - I'd have to have a better sense of what other items are causing friction, and how, to offer a sensible suggestion.
randomdreams
Jul. 2nd, 2015 04:06 am (UTC)
Back when I kept the tube in the original cardboard box to keep it safe, the box wore holes in the tube. Now it's usually contact with the inside of the seatbag, particularly at a seam. What I need is a tube condom that moves with the tube and takes the friction rather than rubbing against the tube.
thewronghands
Jul. 4th, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
As a fellow destroyer, I am fond of rolling things rather than folding them, and if possible, having the covers roll with them to maintain a uniform pressure. Sucking the air out of the package sometimes works, but not enough that I have invested in a vacuum sealing bag setup.
jamesfduncan
Jun. 30th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC)
Bike Tickets
Whoa! Such a great idea! Jim Duncan
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