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  • Dave

    Every bike destroyed in a roof rack incident is one more clueless owner protected from themselves! Anyone with that general level of skill at life is probably best off sticking with the stability of four wheels and safety features like airbags.

    • Steel

      There’s a macdonalds in Hastings that has a little bit of black paint from my Trek scraped along the sacrificial dangling bar. You know – the bar designed to protect the Drive-through and alert ignoramuses like me of impending carbon doom.

      It’s just human nature, not stupidity. No reasonable system requires us to constantly remember the thing on top of the roof of the vehicle when we only put it up there once every couple of months or so. It’s just not built into our automated responses unless you do it all the time.

      One day someone is going to make a mint out of tech solution to this problem.

      • Nitro

        I went with the expensive & lazy solution – bought a car large enough to fit a bike in the boot without needing to take it to bits… Or at least that’s the justification I use to myself…

        • Paolo

          I also went with the very expensive & lazy option – bought a car low enough to fit the bike on the roof and still get easily in any garage.

          • Neil_Robinson

            congratulations on your new GT40, did you get it in gulf colours?

            seriously though, what car, with a bike on the roof, comes in at under 2.1m?

            • Paolo

              I won’t ever drive american cars. I must admit, i had to move the racks on my Aventador a little bit further back to get the bike a bit lower and lucky my seat height is closer to Richie Porte than Marcel Sieberg.

              • Dave

                Sieberg would have to go for a Gallardo instead.

          • Serene Sarah

            Me too, I went the lazy route, bought a pickup truck, throw the bike or trike in the back, lock it down to the rails, problems solved.

    • Andy B

      you say that… but its so damn easy to do.

  • Simon

    As S O’G said about crashing, and the same applies for bikes on roofs, not if but when.

  • james

    Is that Dumalon (sp?) just behind Porte & Dennis? I thought he had an amazing year but if its him he also had a long year!

    • Michele

      It is. Dumoulin came 4th at 2015 TDU. I think he nearly took the final podium place off Evans, missing out by 1 or 2 seconds.

  • Il_falcone

    Nice example of one medium (?) writing what another reports w/o checking if it’s correct: The fifth stage of P-N will not finish at Chalet Reynard. The route will climb up to Chalet Reynard during the first half of the stage but the climb will have no real effect on the outcome since the finish is some 130 ks later in Salon-de-Provence.
    Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking since a finish at Chalet Reynard would probably make the stage more exciting for the majority of spectators ;-) .


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