I knew it was the beginning of the end when I saw 4 bikes parked in the spot a few days ago. Got a note on my bike today that someone got busted with a ticket yesterday.
I know it isn't much to get a pass and park anywhere but I'm one of the cheap holdouts. Today was hilarious. There was a great big truck parked in the entranceway in the place I usually go to hide the bike. It's high foot traffic but the parking nazi's never seem to check there. I've pretty much run out of convenient free spots with the renovations in the Anatomy Building so I got a few guys together and we carried the bike down the stairs to park for the day. I didn't even think of the possibility that the truck would still be there at the end of the day it was when I got back this afternoon.
The guy working the picker truck blocking it saw right away that I was in a world of shit here and suggests I just ride it through the building. It was so tempting but I knew that this was a sure way to get in deep shit if the wrong people saw so I said I was going to have to Evil Knievel it. Lucky enough, they were bringing in some equipment that came in huge crates today and there was a nice neat stack of plywood ready to go. Lined up a big hunk of it on the stairs and launched the gixxer. I've jumped curbs and stuff before but never something that brought the front end up like that at the end of the jump. The icing on the cake was it was a perfect landing and the only people that saw were the non-university workers and they just laughed at the show.
I know this is a thread that needs some pics. Tomorrow the digicam is coming with my in case I get to try this one again.