My friend that I rode with on Friday went on a training ride with her husband and friend yesterday. They are training for the Houston to Austin MS150 ride which is NEXT weekend. Anyway, we were supposed to go on another long ride tomorrow...but she can't now.
When they got home, instead of 3 bikes on the back of their car, there were only TWO!!! They had somehow come off during the ride. And, believe me, she CHECKS those straps as she always has me double check them. We'd been joking about it on Friday as I said I couldn't imagine a bike ever coming off!
She said they went back over the 1.5 hour ride to find the bikes....they found PARTS of hers (and they are praying no one got hurt when the came off).
I'm not sure what the solution is, but be careful! She does have a regular sized, so short car (I think mine is a little taller) and I noticed that when we left our driveway on Friday that her bike must have hit the ground. Maybe that was the problem?
Sadly, she won't be riding the MS150 now. She said she'd volunteer, which I think is a great solution but I'm sure she's disappointed! Her husband's bike was OK, it was their friend's that also was lost. He is planning on buying a new one today, and his bike was fairly costly.
Just be safe out there! And, if you all have any ideas about how to keep your bike safe during transport...well, I'm listening!
Dana, Half Fanatic #1693
Completed 2013 Events:
Feb 9 - Pedaling the Prairie, 45 miles
Feb 16 - Lions Club Bike Ride, 46.5 miles
Mar 3 - The Great Plane Ride, 25 hilly miles
Aug 18 - TriGirl Sprint Duathlon
Sept 2 - Dam Ride, 32 miles
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