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bikesandparts1
12-14-2012, 10:17 AM
Coming back from a road trip to a friend's. You have to hate hitting the bug swarm while the bikes are up on the roof without a bike bra. Nothing a good washing doesn't take car of, but just a pain in the a$$.

William
12-14-2012, 10:22 AM
Get it out of the wind!!:)

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showpost.php?p=1253584&postcount=9





William

MattTuck
12-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Could be worse, you could have hit snow/ice and wound up with a lot of corroding road salt on the bikes. All things considered, bugs are a hassle, but not that harmful.

rdparadise
12-14-2012, 11:26 AM
It's a cyclocross bike you're barking about Yo! What about all the muds, water, rocks etc that thing puts up with? A few bugs aren't the worst. Beside, think about that puppy on your rooftop in the summer when there's really a bug issue. By fall, not so much.

Bob

A1CKot
12-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Could be worse, you could have hit snow/ice and wound up with a lot of corroding road salt on the bikes. All things considered, bugs are a hassle, but not that harmful.

Funny thing about driving around with a bike in snow and ice is that it can turn even the most round spokes into an aero sculpture.

http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/A1CKot/random%20stuff/BE8613AE-2272-4109-8EA5-7A6FA07E92AA-4396-00000A92D02B70AE.jpg

bikesandparts1
12-14-2012, 09:15 PM
It's a cyclocross bike you're barking about Yo! What about all the muds, water, rocks etc that thing puts up with? A few bugs aren't the worst. Beside, think about that puppy on your rooftop in the summer when there's really a bug issue. By fall, not so much.

Bob

You're right. Absolutely right.

Funny thing about driving around with a bike in snow and ice is that it can turn even the most round spokes into an aero sculpture.

http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/A1CKot/random%20stuff/BE8613AE-2272-4109-8EA5-7A6FA07E92AA-4396-00000A92D02B70AE.jpg

That's too funny! Great pic! On my past car, I had a rear receiver rack and froze my Salsa El Mariachi single-speed to the rack on a drive. I had to boil water and pour it over the bike and rack to thaw things out enough to get it off the car. It was a total mess.

pdmtong
12-15-2012, 01:23 AM
I hated those days, espeically the swarms that leave bug guts and juice on cable housing and every frontal facing surface.

bikes are inside my suburban now...