I checked the clock and realized it was about that time to throw on the bright orange jersey and bike home. It was just another commute when I pulled out of the parking lot and found every bike mechanic's best friend, laying right there in the middle of the street: zip ties!
Not just one...an entire, beautiful bag of them. Some poor sucker must've dropped them off their truck. Add this to my 3 bungee cords on my rack, collected earlier this summer from various streets in southern California.
People can rave about the health benefits of bike commuting, the greenness of one less car, the relief on the wallet...me? I do it for the zip ties.