Originally Posted by UnsureFooting
You can still back it in, even if you're on a hill.
Wait till the only spot you can find is on a one way street facing downhill on a 20% grade.......and cobble stone to boot.
Areas of downtown Seattle can be amusing on a big bike.
I suppose the best solution is to have a bike suitable, and suitably equipped for you and your riding environment. I also suspect a full time rider would have different requirements from a recreational rider.