This is a bit hard to rap one’s head around, but let us try. A bike-to-the-station type erroneously chained not only his bike, but the bike next to his, to the rack at a Jersey Transit station. So when the owner of the bike that had been mistakenly chained up got back to the station, he or she was unable to ride home.
Stuck at the station, that person had all the time in the world to pen the following note:
Love how “Dude” is the accepted form of greeting among Ultimate Frisbee players and those who bike to train stations.
When I came to unlock my bike at the end of the day on Monday, the bike next to me had a note on the back fender, written on a napkin that said:
“DUDE, YOU CHAINED MY BIKE!! DO NOT TO THAT AGAIN!”
Now it was oddly crowded at the bike rack on Monday – there are usually only one or two bikes, but on this day, there were about five bikes, and it’s a small /U”U\ rack that doesn’t allow for much variety.
I guess that someone running late just leaned their bike near the rack, and slung their chain around without much technique, and lassoed the innocent bike along with theirs.
Usually the peloton of bike folks at my station [Editor's Note: Nice use of "peleton"!] are a friendly bunch, but I was just glad that I wasn’t the one that made the faux-pas. Over in Summit station, they would probably wait around and jump you.