DUDE!!! INSURE YOU BIKES!!!
Wile on the way to an omnium weekend this past friday we had a (borrowed) decked out Trek Speed Concept, (my room mate/ team mate) Etap Felt FR race bike, my supersix, and my caad on top of my honda fit. This is a set up we’ve used for almost a decade of racing, and thousands of miles of too, and from race transportation. Well, wile on the interstate a huge gust of wind hit the car. Jonas and i felt the shake, heard the thump, and looked in the rear view mirror, to see roughly $25,000 dollars worth of soon to be useless carbon race bikes floating over the interstate, still attached to the yakima rack, about to crash down to earth. There’s no worse feeling that seeing almost a years worth of salary about to be put in a blender. I thought “well, this is why i keep full coverage on my beat up 09 honda fit. At least this will be covered.” NOPE. The roof rack and its contents are not considered part of my car and thereby are not covered by my full coverage car insurance. Jonas and i rent, so i don’t have homeowners insurance (what I’m told it would be covered under) and i didn’t know you could buy insurance on something i didn’t own (my apartment) much less that my renters insurance would cover my bikes which fell off my CAR an hour south of my apartment. Fighting to get what i can but things at this point are looking grim.
LEARN YOUR LESSON FROM ME!!! DONT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!! FIND A WAY TO INSURE YOUR BIKES!!!
haha love you guys/wish me luck