Hi guys, I pick up my new bike tomorrow (hopefully!), and I've been wondering where I should keep it at home. I don't know anyone else who rides so I've got no idea how easy or how often bikes get nicked. I've searched here for security and parking, but nothing really hit the spot (and I hope I've got the right forum for this question!). Basically I've got a carport one side of the house which is down the driveway, but visible from the street. I figure if I leave it there I should chain it to one of the brick pillars. Alternatively I can run it down the other side into the back yard. Disadvantage of this is that the path is fairly narrow with a gate so will be a pain in the proverbial, and there is no cover. I live in a pretty quite residential area so not really overly concerned about it being nicked, but I figure that an unlocked/unsecured bike could easily be lifted by a few beefy blokes. So whaddya reckon, keep it locked in carport with easier access but visible from street, or leave in backyard with harder access and no cover (I have bought a cover for it anyway just in case!)? Or am I being paranoid and could just leave it unlocked in the carport 8-[?? Appreciate your advice on this (oh, and before you ask, I am taking out comprehensive insurance as well, but would rather not have to use it in the first place). PS This exercise is going to get really expensive, I have decided that it really deserves a garage, so I am looking at doing reno's to add a double garage to store the powered and unpowered bikes! (The pushbikes live inside at the moment).