Abandoned Part 33

Abandoned part 33 (1 of 1)

Another dollar, another day. Lookin’ along the sidewalk I stumbled across a John Doe lying prone. From 30 feet away he looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away he looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away. But there wasn’t much made up.  it was stripped to the bone and looking lost ‘n lonely like a Philly railyard hobo. A sorry sight. If I had a nickel for every pitiful sucker that bought the big one on Churchill Way, I’d have enough for a bottle of Kentucky’s finest, the only breakfast worth entertainin’ at a murder scene.

Dai the Gumshoe

With apologies to Raymond Chandler for lifting one of his lines.

Another bike bites the dust on Churchill Way, Cardiff. If you don’t lock it properly, or leave it overnight (or worse – both), this is what you’ll return to.

Wherever possible, lock your rear wheel, front wheel and frame, using facilities that are within public and – where possible – CCTV view.

More in the series: Abandoned Part 1Abandoned Part 2Abandoned Part 3Abandonded Part 4Abandoned Part 5 Abandoned Part 6Abandoned Part 7Abandoned Part 8Abandoned Part 9Abandoned Part 10Abandoned Part 11Abandoned Part 12Abandoned Part 13Abandoned Part 14Abandoned Part 15Abandoned Part 16Abandoned Part 17Abandoned Part 18Abandoned Part 19Abandoned Part 20Abandoned Part 21Abandoned Part 22Abandoned Part 23Abandoned Part 24, Abandoned Part 25Abandoned Part 26Abandoned Part 27Abandoned Part 28Abandoned Part 29Abandoned Part 30, Abandoned Part 31, Abandoned Part 32

If you come back to your bike to find it decimated by detritivores, please think about passing any unwanted bits to local social enterprises such as The Cardiff Cycle workshopThe Bristol Bike Project,  ReCycling (London), Bicycle recycling (Gosport) or The Bike Station (Glasgow). This is part of an ongoing series to highlight cycle security, abandoned and vandalised bikes. 

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