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Old April 22nd @ 07:50 pm   #1
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
So for those who know me, it's well known that I will avoid parking my bike in regular parking spaces just because I have seen, heard and have read way too many threads posted by other riders that have had their bike knocked down from a careless cager. Therefore, unless there is motorcycle parking, I usually park right up front next to the buidling or entrance, keeping in mind not to obstruct a path or become a hazard.

So this evening, I had to make a payment at a law office at a building located next the Las Vegas Athletic Club on 215 and Eastern. As I rode right up to the front of the building and parked, I got an earful from some lady who said she was the landlord. I told her I don't like to park in regular parking spaces for the above reasons and that I didn't see any motorcycle parking so I choose this spot. Plenty of space, and there were no signs except for "no soliciting". She said she was going to call the tow company and I said go ahead, as I will be gone by the time they show up, as I'm only here for about 5 minutes. She just went on and on and followed me into the law office and to complain to her tennant about me.

The point is lady, provide some motorcycle parking. I would eventually be doing some driver a favor as I open an extra spot for them. I just wish I could just get about 50 bikes to just show up one day and each take up a parking spot so none of her tennants can park just to prove a point It's a communal lot that shares other businesses, food, athletic club, starbucks, etc.

okay my rants over, and she also called me a creep! Maybe because I never took off my helmet, should have kept the visor down.

 
 
Old April 22nd @ 07:58 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
punch her in the teet.
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 08:13 pm   #3
tr6
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From: Henderson

Motorcycle: KTM 950 Super Moto
Quote:
Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
So for those who know me, it's well known that I will avoid parking my bike in regular parking spaces just because I have seen, heard and have read way too many threads posted by other riders that have had their bike knocked down from a careless cager. Therefore, unless there is motorcycle parking, I usually park right up front next to the buidling or entrance, keeping in mind not to obstruct a path or become a hazard.

So this evening, I had to make a payment at a law office at a building located next the Las Vegas Athletic Club on 215 and Eastern. As I rode right up to the front of the building and parked, I got an earful from some lady who said she was the landlord. I told her I don't like to park in regular parking spaces for the above reasons and that I didn't see any motorcycle parking so I choose this spot. Plenty of space, and there were no signs except for "no soliciting". She said she was going to call the tow company and I said go ahead, as I will be gone by the time they show up, as I'm only here for about 5 minutes. She just went on and on and followed me into the law office and to complain to her tennant about me.

The point is lady, provide some motorcycle parking. I would eventually be doing some driver a favor as I open an extra spot for them. I just wish I could just get about 50 bikes to just show up one day and each take up a parking spot so none of her tennants can park just to prove a point It's a communal lot that shares other businesses, food, athletic club, starbucks, etc.

okay my rants over, and she also called me a creep! Maybe because I never took off my helmet, should have kept the visor down.
I park like that also when possible.
BUT
I probably just would of moved to avoid a hassle.
How many places provide mc parking?
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 08:14 pm   #4
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
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Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
So for those who know me, it's well known that I will avoid parking my bike in regular parking spaces just because I have seen, heard and have read way too many threads posted by other riders that have had their bike knocked down from a careless cager. Therefore, unless there is motorcycle parking, I usually park right up front next to the buidling or entrance, keeping in mind not to obstruct a path or become a hazard.

So this evening, I had to make a payment at a law office at a building located next the Las Vegas Athletic Club on 215 and Eastern. As I rode right up to the front of the building and parked, I got an earful from some lady who said she was the landlord. I told her I don't like to park in regular parking spaces for the above reasons and that I didn't see any motorcycle parking so I choose this spot. Plenty of space, and there were no signs except for "no soliciting". She said she was going to call the tow company and I said go ahead, as I will be gone by the time they show up, as I'm only here for about 5 minutes. She just went on and on and followed me into the law office and to complain to her tennant about me.

The point is lady, provide some motorcycle parking. I would eventually be doing some driver a favor as I open an extra spot for them. I just wish I could just get about 50 bikes to just show up one day and each take up a parking spot so none of her tennants can park just to prove a point It's a communal lot that shares other businesses, food, athletic club, starbucks, etc.

okay my rants over, and she also called me a creep! Maybe because I never took off my helmet, should have kept the visor down.
yeah, i think putting the visor down would have been some funny ass shtuff. ya know, i park in spaces. i never thought of parking in spots the way you mentioned. is it illegal? can they tow your bike without giving you a 24 hour notice???
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 08:52 pm   #5
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
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yeah, i think putting the visor down would have been some funny ass shtuff. ya know, i park in spaces. i never thought of parking in spots the way you mentioned. is it illegal? can they tow your bike without giving you a 24 hour notice???
Well, it's a business building so it's considered private property, and they probably have the right to tow just about anything I would imagine. I dont' know, I'm not a lawyer. But technically there were no signs posted or written that indicated no parking, skateboarding, etc. It was just an open area, kind of in the area that office workers would hang out to go have a smoke, but there were none since it was about 6:30 at night.

Just like to see more motorcycle parking set aside everywhere.

If I was a Mayor of a city or governor of this state, I would make a local ordinance that would be mandatory to have motorcycle parking based on some sort of a ratio. Kind of like how they figure how many handicapped spaces you need to have. Kind of a perk, just like we are allowed to use the HOV lane.
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 09:53 pm   #6
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From: Lost Wages

Motorcycle: Back Stage on the Hulk
haha, u should totally have looked her dead in the face and as she was rambling just closed the visor and looked at her like "are u done yet?"
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 10:01 pm   #7
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
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Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
Well, it's a business building so it's considered private property, and they probably have the right to tow just about anything I would imagine. I dont' know, I'm not a lawyer. But technically there were no signs posted or written that indicated no parking, skateboarding, etc. It was just an open area, kind of in the area that office workers would hang out to go have a smoke, but there were none since it was about 6:30 at night.

Just like to see more motorcycle parking set aside everywhere.

If I was a Mayor of a city or governor of this state, I would make a local ordinance that would be mandatory to have motorcycle parking based on some sort of a ratio. Kind of like how they figure how many handicapped spaces you need to have. Kind of a perk, just like we are allowed to use the HOV lane.
i agree, that actually makes sense. but, a person that is handicapped, allowed to use the HOV lane while being the only person in the vehicle? i wish we had more parking, ill just have to park like you. i also am afraid of my bike getting hit from some cager at walmart cause they are trying to get a good spot and not paying attention.
 
 
Old April 23rd @ 06:08 am   #8
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From: In that old blue chair...

Motorcycle: FXB12RR
I'm down with showin up and takin all their spots...
 
 
Old April 23rd @ 07:25 am   #9
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From: NLV - Lone Mt & Clayton

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha FZ1
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Originally Posted by ars0n750 View Post
punch her in the teet.
You could have kicked her in the kneecap and done the same thing.

As for my response, I would have started the bike back up and revved the shit out of it "WHAT? Sorry, I can't hear you"
 
 
Old April 23rd @ 08:12 am   #10
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
I park the same way at times and if I was told by the landlord to move my bike, I'd probably move it. The landlord is not responsible for the fact that drivers can be hella inattentive and drive right over your ride when pulling into a normal parking spot. But I'm just as leery when parking in a regular car-sized spot... we had someone get their bike knocked over here at our job and the driver didn't even fess up to their mistake.

The name calling and ranting was out of line, but if this is her property she has the right to ask you to move your bike if illegally parked.
 
 

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