I asked this sorta off-topic in a different thread and got a snarky reply, so I'll start a thread. I've never understood why motorcyclists park their bikes on the sidewalks next to their hotel rooms, so I'm hoping someone can enlighten me. I've always thought it was disrespectful of other guests, but I'd like to hear other's opinions. Are you parking your bike next to your room because you think the bike will get stolen/vandalized? If so, is it because you're staying in a bad area? Or you've had personal experiences in the past with your bikes being screwed with at hotels? If your parking on the sidewalk because of the rain, are you afraid that your bike will malfunction if it gets wet? Do you park your bike there, but still ride in the rain, or do you take the morning off until the roads are dry? I'm genuinely interested in understanding why people think it's acceptable to park their vehicles on the sidewalk.