Originally Posted by Venice Motor Bikes
We always lock our bikes together with a small cable lock & leave them for hours unattended at Venice Beach.
We simply lock them in a high traffic area where someone cutting the lock will draw attention.
So far, this has worked very well. *knock on wood*
I think you've just been lucky. I had my bike stolen recently in a busy parking lot locked to a tree with a thick Krytonite cable lock. Now I realize that relatively small cutters can cut through these. I now use a U-lock which is much harder to defeat.