thoughts on transportation cycling
Such a sad sight indeed. :(
Oh, man, when I was in my twenties and living in small apartments without bike parking, I'd always leave my bike parked outside and by mid winter my drivetrain would be a rusted, corroded mess. Now I look at those photos and feel a twinge of sympathy for those poor derailleurs and chainrings.
Sitting in the salty/sandy plowed snow like that has to be hard on a bicycle.
There's one on the street near here that looks like it had a run-in with a plow and lost; the handlebar is destroyed. Others I've seen look like they're getting stripped by vultures, but that happens all the time. Lucky for me I've been off work this week and neither the car or bike have had to go anywhere.