ok. i did a search on theft and found out i shouldn't park at metro place and should have some kind of lock etc. i'll have a disc lock, but even so, someone can pick it up and throw it in a van or truck. what i'm wonderin' is would you park it on the side of the street downtown and leave it outta you're site? or the parking lots that are in the alleys behind the apartment buildings? i know this may seem like a dumb question, but i'm just not use to the extent of theft in van. what about if you park first in a spot and get your friend to park their car in the same stall blocking the bike in. i guess tthe make of the bike makes a difference too. obviously i'll be insuring it against theft but just don't want it stolen to begin with. anyway thanks in advance for your advise and insight.