Sometimes my frugal nature costs me. I’ve been needing to get a lock for my bike for a couple of months. Whenever I was in a store that sold bike locks I’d check the prices but I always thought I could get a better price. I figured my bike was safe enough where it was and I’d get a lock when I started riding my bike more often in the spring. That proved to be false because yesterday my bike was stolen. I was keeping it by my back door which is a storage area for the apartments in my building. This area is locked and can only be accessed by residents of my apartment building so I didn’t think I had to worry about my bike being stolen from there. I suspect it was probably my neighbor or one of their visitors that took my bike but I have no way of knowing. Sometimes people leave the outside door unlocked so it could have been anybody. The bike was free and not worth much. It was an old, junky, 10 speed and I didn’t think anybody would want to steal it which was another reason I delayed getting a lock. Although the bike was free it will cost me money to replace it if I decide to do so. Trying to save a couple bucks on a bike lock cost me a bike.