Skeletons NYC

How often are you making your way around town and you see the skeleton of a bike locked to parking meter or bike rack, and wonder "how did that happen?" As a cyclist you can't pass this scene and not pause for the loss of someone's bike. I know when we were in Philly recently, the scene was all too common, and I took pity on some of these remains with my own photos. Marko Vuorinen has taken to documenting these sad scenes even further, and published them on There is a melancholy feeling, yet strange peace, in his photos of these bike skeletons in NYC.

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  • mxst666

    the main pick is Surf Ave & Stilwell, few blocks from my house

    never leave ur bike over night!!!!!!!!

  • Brad Hungerford

    So many bikes left behind, though I see a common theme, those big heavy bicycle U locks. Were there any particular models of U-lock that stood out? The locks here have obviously done a great job of being hard to remove otherwise these bikes would have been long since removed. They proved their functionality perhaps a bit too well in these pictures…

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