Believe it or not this happens!!
You go for a ride and pick something up in your tire. You park your baby in the garage without noticing the slow leak. Over night the tire goes flat and BOOM she crashes over in the garage. I use my rear stand all the time. Its easy enough with spools and you get good at it.
Rather than leave my bike in gear, I use a stick or glove as a wheel chock. When I first started riding, leaving your bike in gear was a good way to set yourself up for some embarassment. For example, starting it up in gear infront of other riders and zipping off into the bushes.
Last edited by Smoke Eater; 10-05-2002 at 05:53 AM.