What does one do when you forget your locker key?

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What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby rolandp » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:57 pm

Happened to me today. Small emergency at work, and needed to get in early. In the confusion, forgot to pack the locker key, so wasn't able to get into my locker which includes work trousers, shoes, towel etc.

Walked around the office with a pair of shorts, cycling shoes and a work shirt.

I'll get a spare key cut tomorrow.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:40 am

rolandp wrote:Happened to me today. Small emergency at work, and needed to get in early. In the confusion, forgot to pack the locker key, so wasn't able to get into my locker which includes work trousers, shoes, towel etc.

Walked around the office with a pair of shorts, cycling shoes and a work shirt.

I'll get a spare key cut tomorrow.

I leave a shirt, trousers, toilet bag and shoes in my locker. I figure no one would want that stuff so I don't lock it. I don't wear fancy clothes so it's not much of a risk and cheap to replace. In 2 years, nothing has gone missing :D
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby m@ » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:43 am

Happened to me a couple of months ago - I had to ride home and get it - rather be late than walk around the office all day wearing nicks :lol: now I keep an old pair of trousers in a drawer at my desk just in case - guess I could also just not lock the locker...

I used to work over the road from a shopping mall, one day I got a lift home so didn't have my suit trousers at work and forgot to bring them the next day - just walked over the road and bought a pair of jeans.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby hannos » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:56 am

Happened to me once. I spoke the facilities and they produces a spare key :)
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby Dai » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:58 pm

I ask the nice people at Cycle2City to open it for me. I guess they use the same key for when they put my freshly ironed shirts back in there for me on the weekends.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby eucryphia » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:09 pm

I keep a pair of trousers and a 'backup' shirt in my locker, I take a fresh shirt every day I ride.

I have my locker key, usb dongle and others attached to my security pass, which I have to wear all the time at work.

When not wearing my pass, I keep it on a clip provided inside my pannier / briefcase.

If I forget my pass, I have a spare locker key in my desk drawer.

I did have to wear a mates spare pair of pants about 6 years ago, he was one size smaller than me.

I've loaned out my backup shirt once.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby CommuRider » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:18 pm

Beg nicely at security. LOL. They also have a spare and discourage us from copying the key. I have my locker key with my office keys so if I lose the set then all work related keys are gone. Makes things easier for our security folks to replace everything in one go.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby CommuRider » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:22 pm

rolandp wrote: Walked around the office with a pair of shorts, cycling shoes and a work shirt.


You're at the bleeding edge of summer fashion. Saw a female wearing a belted tight canvas shorts with a pin-striped short-sleeved shirt and a nice pair of flat shoes. The combo looked good.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:55 am

I forgot my shirt one morning, so I rode home and got it
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby Aushiker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:55 am

Hi

I normally leave a week's worth of clothes at work, but got in one morning and found I had no pants. Had to ride home and back again ... took a good 2.5 hours. If I leave my office key at home, FMO lend me a spare for the day.

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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby gdt » Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:53 pm

Our bike lockers just have loops which will take a user-provided padlock. Works well, mainly because Property cut off any padlocks left on lockers across the Christmas shutdown. Most people leave one of the spare keys in their desk drawer.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby Kalgrm » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:05 pm

Go shopping for new clothes and shoes ... :oops:
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby Fletcher » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:16 am

Kalgrm wrote:Go shopping for new clothes and shoes ... :oops:


Forgot my shirt a couple of times, hung around the mall until shops opened. Leaving the locker key at home would be a righteous pita.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:02 am

Kalgrm wrote:Go shopping for new clothes and shoes ... :oops:

Done it.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:52 pm

What locker....
Packed my pannier bags lastnight and forgot shirt. Wouldn't have been an issue if I didn't have to go out onsite to see a customer
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:42 am

Kalgrm wrote:Go shopping for new clothes and shoes ... :oops:


That is so simple, it could be genius.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby jules21 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:31 pm

if your locker is near your workstation, just keep the key hidden at the workstation.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:26 pm

AUbicycles wrote:
Kalgrm wrote:Go shopping for new clothes and shoes ... :oops:


That is so simple, it could be genius.

Done it. I actually had to push my hand past my trousers (in my locker) to reach my shoes and went shopping in all my lycra clad splendour.

After my shower tried to put on the jeans I just bought. Went back to my locker and realised I already had trousers so wore those :oops:

Returned the jeans at lunch time but kept the t-shirt and wore that with my trousers. Got told I looked like a rock star :oops: :oops:

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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby just4tehhalibut » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:27 pm

my solution: have two lockers, keep spare keys in a drawer somewhere, carry your key attached to your id card (so part of the 'ball n chain' hanging around your neck). We have more lockers than cyclists so I pinged a spare one day, both have all that I need normally plus for that rainy day.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby rolandp » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:06 am

just4tehhalibut, where do you work? We used to have to wait until someone leaves before we can get a spare locker. Complained to building management who did an audit and discovered we have around 10 spare lockers out of 60, so now some spare, but I'm sure the word will get out and they will be taken up. However, would hate for someone to get two as they are as tiny and your lucky to fit spare clothes, towel, shoes etc in them, and there is not enough for all of us to have two.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby CommuRider » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:23 am

These are the lockers that we have which are quite roomy

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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby ThatOtherGuy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:12 pm

What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Ride back home and call in sick. Helps when your locker/bikerack and workplace are at two different locations so no one has seen you come and go. :lol:

My locker key, access cards, office keys etc are all on one key ring and lanyard so normally I do not forget them but if I do I am totally screwed and so resort to the above remedy.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby m@ » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:48 pm

rolandp wrote:We used to have to wait until someone dies before we can get a spare locker.

Ditto.

Worst thing about the facilities at my current work is that the showers and lockers are in the basement with the aircon condensers and no ventilation. Even in midwinter when it's -5 outside, the basement is like a sauna. I've found it's actually better to shower before the ride, grab my clothes and get changed in the toilets on the floor my desk is on than try to shower at work - end up more sweaty than when I arrived. :|
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby just4tehhalibut » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:42 pm

Getting a little OT but... I got a check done on who had signed for lockers, found half had left the building a while ago, some left employment. One guy had just been using the locker to store old stereo equipment when he cleared his desk out, never came back to collect. If I'd asked 18 months before I could have had his locker way back. Got a few other spare lockers that way, got a few people happy. Worth asking sometimes.

P.S just found out, carrying your keys on a carabiner is not good. Unless it is a locking carabiner and all sticky taped up just to be sure, something I'll do next time, after I get new keys cut.
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Re: What does one do when you forget your locker key?

Postby CommuRider » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:48 am

just4tehhalibut wrote: If I'd asked 18 months before I could have had his locker way back. Got a few other spare lockers that way, got a few people happy. Worth asking sometimes.


Our security people gave us a grilling first before they'd give us a bike locker ie if you'll use it every day etc. The keypad access also allows them to monitor our "movements" ie if we're using the bike facility every day as we said we would. The good thing though is the head security is a bike fanatic so he understands the needs of us commuters :-)
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