I love my home in Waterloo Region. This past weekend was the first at home since before Father’s Day. Being away really helped me see my community through fresh eyes again. There are so many community builders who are helping to shape us into a livable, sustainable city.
There were lots of people out to Open Streets Waterloo this past weekend. It surprised me cause my neighbourhood was super quiet, it seemed lots were away, but everyone who was in the city seemed to come to Uptown.
It was quite a bizarre mix, kids zone to urban evangelists to crotch rockets to wrestling.
And a real twilight zone lesson on bicycle security.
Right outside the Starlight, I came across this bike frame that was still locked, but had been totally stripped, as in only the crank and bottom bracket remained.
I figured it was a good example of how not to lock a bike, especially a $1500 mountain bike.
The night before he’d come to the Starlight, and partied way too hard. After drinking himself silly, he passed out in the washroom. His friends somehow got him home.
He was dumbfounded how in one night on the busiest street in town, his $1500 bicycle was dismantled. I wanted to tell him how to properly lock his bike, but he was hurting too much.
Hal are you around?
While we’re on the topic of bike security, what do you think about Waterloo’s new on street parking?
Some other pictures from Open Streets Waterloo.