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Old 25.05.2012, 09:25
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Re: Is parking your bicycle underneath a sign illegal?

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Ask the forum for some disused velos, and padlock the lot onto the precious sign....that'll teach him.
I like the way you think.
Maybe even padlock some of the aforementioned bikes to the sign AND his precious frigging boats.
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you locked the bike to a fence that was under his sign...

Was it also his fence?

If it is a private fence then you shouldn't really be locking things to it, if it wasn't a private fence then he shouldn't be getting upset at you locking things to it...
Definitely not a private fence no. His business was some 250m further down the lake. If I had parked on the fence right next to his business I might have figured out he was the idiot who locked it. As it was I had no clue and just waited it out till Mr Moron came along.

After I told him bluntly that he was an fffing idiot he tried to take down the number on my bike vignette. No idea what he was hoping to achieve with that as you dont have to register them when you buy them at the post office. Yet another piece of evidence that told me I was dealing with someone of an other worldly mind.
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Old 25.05.2012, 10:41
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I like the way you think.
Maybe even padlock some of the aforementioned bikes to the sign AND his precious frigging boats.
If it was near me, I would organise a "Occupy the darn sign" sit in...

As for the guy taking down your vignette number, he is just bluffing. There is zilch he can do.
What I would do in this instance, is to whip out my iPhone and take his photo.

I did that once, when an idiot went against traffic (in car park) and tried to snatch away a lot which I was waiting for. I did not budge, and instead came out, took his photo and he quietly backed off. He was initially horning his horn and waving his arms...

Magic of photo evidence.
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Old 25.05.2012, 11:05
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After I told him bluntly that he was an fffing idiot he tried to take down the number on my bike vignette. No idea what he was hoping to achieve with that as you dont have to register them when you buy them at the post office. Yet another piece of evidence that told me I was dealing with someone of an other worldly mind.
A last years vignette? LOL, that thingy has no value at all (apart from collectors). Mr. M lives definitively in an other world and age.
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Old 25.05.2012, 11:12
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Re: Is parking your bicycle underneath a sign illegal?

I once locked my bike to a dog's tail.

When I returned the dog (and the bike) were gone.

It was only later that I realised my foolishness. The dog was a labradoodle and a prime target for dognapping. My bike would have just been "collateral damage" to these determined dog thieves.
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Old 25.05.2012, 11:36
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Re: Is parking your bicycle underneath a sign illegal?

WTF is the coffee!?

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Ask the forum for some disused velos, and padlock the lot onto the precious sign....that'll teach him.
I almost 'Thanked' this post but refrained as it might have damaged my reputation as an honest, law-abiding, upstanding citizen. I'm glad I don't live in Lugano though, as the temptation to 'do-it-myself' might have been too great.
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Hi all. Some time ago I was down in Lugano and I locked my bike to the fence next to the lake. There was nothing to indicate that I was not allowed to park there.

When I came back to get my bike later it had a second padlock around it. At first I had no idea who had locked it and just waited next to my bike. Eventually some guy came and said he had locked my bike because I had parked underneath his sign for boat rental. It is true that my bike was under his sign, but it was not blocking it at all. I got very mad at the guy for wasting my time when I did nothing to harm his business at all.

My question is does he own the area underneath his sign, (despite the sign being on a fence that runs the whole length of the promenade) from a legal point of view? Did he have a legal right to do what he did, or could I have gone to the police and got him into trouble for doing what he did?
Hello Paul,
Could you please post a photo of where this happened?
I'm torn between apology and aggression and I'd like to understand who's in the wrong before making judgment.
Thanks
Harry
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Old 26.05.2012, 11:08
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Yes, and precisely that 'culture' is not everyones' cup of tea. Hence why I went went went ...
Is this so? Then you should perhaps change your location from Zug to ...?
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Hello Paul,
Could you please post a photo of where this happened?
I'm torn between apology and aggression and I'd like to understand who's in the wrong before making judgment.
Thanks
Harry
I didn't take any photo at the time - my error. If I am ever in Lugano again I will find the spot and if the sign is still there I will take a photo and post it here.
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