I had every intention of not mentioning this every again, but Jake reminded me that this is something other people might learn from so …
Okay, so as I’ve been told by my very knowledgeable friend, everyone who has a roof rack, and a bicycle, has done this, or will do this someday, so it was just my time. That made me feel a little better, but not much.
I popped my bicycle and the trailer for the boys up on the top of the Mini, got the kids in the car, and proceeded to try to head over to Queen Anne, where the boys and I were going to join Rebecca on her inaugural ride on her new road bike. You may remember that Bek was in a pretty bad accident a year of so ago, and this was not only her first ride on a road bike since that accident.
Anyway, I popped my bike, up on the roof on the Mini and proceeded to back out of my parking spot, just as I was shifting back into a forward gear … there was a horrible crash …
I managed to smack my bike right into the building … and ripped the roof rack clear off the roof. Tore the weather stripping off, carved up some plastic, and dented the roof.
There wasn’t much to do. I swore a little, and then moved the boys to Hong’s car (along with bike and trailer), and we headed off to join our friends. The damage isn’t really as bad as I first thought it was, the dent is pretty real, but might pop back out, and I think I can install the rain gutters, assuming I can get the local mini dealer to sell me the parts … live and learn.
Love all -D 😉