To keep thieves from knowing where it's garaged, watch your mirrors as you approach your residence. About once a month, as I approach my house, I'll spot someone who might be following me. Instead of making that final turn toward home, I'll drive right on by, then make three or four turns around a block a short way beyond. If that vehicle is still following after I have made that many turns, my next turn is toward the police station. When I get home, the bike immediately gets tucked out of view. This is also why we recommend that, when selling a bike, you never meet the potential buyer at your house, since this may simply be a way of lining up a bike to steal. And a test ride can be tantamount to giving the bike away, no matter now good his collateral seems to be. We have received letters from people who lost their bikes after accepting a stolen car as a guarantee of good faith or a "girlfriend," who turned out to be a woman the thief just met. The victim even had to drive her home.