Many Fem Competitor Submission Wrestlers are big city girls.

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It might be challenging to be a Fetish Model in a small town. Maybe.

Having said that, living in a large city presents a different and often more interesting lifestyle.

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This writer remembers having countless conversations with female submission wrestlers after video shoots where they describe their lifestyle, often including a Personal Assistant and having groceries brought to their doorstep.

Yes, they travel the world and live a life with flexible time and often enjoy the benefits of big city life from great coffee houses to bountiful art, superb shopping and delicious restaurants.

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They also tend to use alternative transportation besides cars.

Riding an effective bike is a nice city option.

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If you do ride a bike to anywhere and everywhere it’s important to protect it and one of the greatest threats to your two wheel friend is theft.

“Have fun, be active. Ride a bike instead of driving, for example.”…. Dan Buettner

What can you do to reduce the chances of that happening?

If it is ever stolen, it could be devastating.

Unfortunately many bikes are being stolen from all types of neighborhoods and campuses.

Let’s check out a few sources that speak to this subject and may help you keep the bike that you so dearly love.

The educational site nationalbikeregistry.com shares, “The 1995 Uniform Crime Report states that bicycle theft is one of only two categories of larceny and theft that is increasing in this country.

Most bicycles are stolen from places owners assume are safe.

Experienced thieves can take even locked bikes in about 10-20 seconds. Bolt cutters will cut most chains and cables, and U-style locks are broken by inserting scissors-style car jack inside the U and cranking.”

Some extremely helpful information is found at police.colorado.edu.

Apparently bikes and bicycle parts including seats and quick release wheels are in big demand and thieves are well equipped and well organized.

Thieves look for the quick and easy bikes to steal rather than the more difficult steal. To avoid bike theft, one of the first things you can do is lock your bike at a city built and approved bike rack.

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The police have found that in the vast majority of bicycle thefts, bicycles were either unlocked, improperly locked, or locked with inadequate locking devices such as lightweight cables or chains or low-quality U-lock devices.

A high quality U-lock device is not bullet proof but seems to be most effective.

You should always carry a secure lock whenever you plan to leave your bicycle unattended.

It’s a good idea to lock your bicycle through its frame and both wheels to an approved bicycle parking rack, preferably one with a thick frame.

Please lock all free parts of the bicycle as well or take them with you.

If you lock only the front wheel to the bike lock you may return to find your bike gone and only that wheel remaining.

Leave your bicycle in highly visible, well-lit areas and if possible avoid leaving your bike locked overnight.

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Registering discourages theft and aids in identification should your bike get stolen. In addition, any personalization on your bike (stickers, markings, etc.) should be documented and kept in case your bike is stolen.

You can check out the National Bike Registry or BikeRegistry.com.

This will make it easier for police to identify. It is suggested that all of this information should be stored and saved along with purchase receipts, manufacturer’s information, and a photograph of the bicycle.

“When I’m in New York, I bike everywhere. I have a couple of bikes stored over at Ed Norton’s. It’s the only way to go. But in Hawaii, I drive. I have a little Volkswagen Bug, from the ‘Drive it? Hug it?’ phase. I run it on biodiesel.”…. Woody Harrelson

Do you need back up?

The informative site centurycycles.com has an additional thought on bicycle theft. “Many bike commuters and other people who need to leave their bikes unattended all day on a regular basis have an additional bike that they use just for this situation. They use their “good” bike for races, training, and group rides, and an older, “beater” bike for commuting. Some people disguise their beater bike by removing the manufacturer names and logos, or covering them with spray paint or duct tape. These and similar tactics make your bike less noticeable and less attractive to thieves, and also make it less heart-breaking when, worse comes to worse, it ever is stolen.”

What might be some highly recommended locks to reduce the chances of theft?

Here is a suggestion from bicycling.com. “Big cities, or areas where bike thieves are known to be active. The Mastiff’s hardened-steel links withstood a hacksaw and bolt cutters. After nearly three minutes of use, the battery in Ruzal’s angle grinder died before he could cut the shackle.”

Please research the lock described as the Mastiff to see which one works best for you.

The informative site thesweethome.com shares a view as well. “Experts, users, and the bike thieves that we interviewed agree that the Series 2 U-lock is strong enough to foil all foil able thieves. It’s also light and comes with a stable, easy-to-mount carrying bracket that fits on virtually all bikes. Kryptonite’s accompanying “insurance”—costing $20 for three years—is the easiest to purchase, thanks to their rare online form. And it pays okay, too. In the event that some jerk destroys the U-lock and makes off with a bike, then Kryptonite pays the homeowners’ or renter’s insurance deductible or the replacement cost of the bike. The cable is just one more layer of security discouraging opportunists from nabbing a wheel or seat.”

Exceptional ideas.

The well-researched site thebestbikelock.com provides us with some common sense to go by. “Generally speaking, the thicker a lock is, the better it will resist the various tools a thief might use to attack it. For instance, top of their list of favorite tools are bolt cutters.

Chain links and U-lock shackles with diameters of less than 13 mm can be cut with medium sized bolt cutters which many bike thieves will use.

Locks with diameters between 13 and 15 mm can only be cropped by the very biggest bolt cutters. But there are thieves that use these tools too.

But at 16 mm thickness, chain links and U-lock shackles become impossible to cut with any manual bolt cutters.”

Female submission wrestlers? You work very hard for your money. We fans know this. Protect your two wheel transportation and your peace of mind.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/reviews/smash-lab-bike-locks-broken

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-bike-lock/

http://thebestbikelock.com/

https://police.colorado.edu/crime-prevention-safety/preventing-bike-theft

http://centurycycles.com/tips/5-tips-preventing-bike-theft-pg1179.htm

https://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/crime.html