yeah, there were other bikes, including chriss (sorry broken apostrophe key) super nice track bike a few feet away. i am definitely looking to get a u lock at this point. i knew my lock wasnt that great, but neither was my bike (money wise at least). certainly learned my lesson. not that it makes it okay for horrible people to take our bikes! we are trying to get an officer to go talk to them, for some reason it isnt too easy though. i wont make a stereotypical police crack though … thanks for your time and suggestions everyone.