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Old 08-21-2006, 09:12 AM   #11
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Funny - I know more guys who have lost bikes off their top carriers: one in a garage entrance (crunch!), 2 highway speed involuntary "dismounts". Don't know anyone who's had one pancaked in a rear-ender. Though I'm sure it's happened somewhere!
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:17 AM   #12
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2 highway speed involuntary "dismounts".
ouch!

any idea how much mpg i would loose with a bike ontop??
how about with just the rack & fairing?

i have a rear hatch rack waiting for me at the shop... but i was waiting to see about the roof attatchments..

who knows. i got 6 weeks before my doc allows me to race anyways. its been a loooong summer of no riding
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:25 AM   #13
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ouch!

any idea how much mpg i would loose with a bike ontop??
how about with just the rack & fairing?
Without a real test it's hard to say, but I'm willing to bet you could lose around 5 MPG with a roof-mounted bike.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:28 AM   #14
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Ouch, yup. Amazingly one only ended up with a bit of rash & a torn saddle (though it was a dh mountain bike). The owner watched in the mirror, horrified as is bounced & kartwheeled behind him. Luckily it bounced right off the road so it didn't get run over by anyone else.

5% is the most quoted figure for the roof rack FE penalty. Though it's really impossible to generalize. It'll be very different depending on the car, the rack style & the load.

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http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=1554
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:31 AM   #15
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Hi, I'm ben, I'll be living in NH. I'm vegan! We'll have to schedule a meet!

I'm glad so many yarii are showing up, shows there's actually a new car to be reckoned with! (too bad it's no echo)
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Hi, I'm ben, I'll be living in NH. I'm vegan! We'll have to schedule a meet!

I'm glad so many yarii are showing up, shows there's actually a new car to be reckoned with! (too bad it's no echo)
where you living in NH??
im in manch.

let me knwo where you are... we can meet up. ill give you a list of good veggie friend rest.

too funny as a friend of mine, (vegan, cyclist, that i met online) from NJ just moved up here for the summer.
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I'll be living in the east wheelock dorms at dartmouth, in hanover. I have no idea when manchester is though,

I just became vegan, so I'm still trying to sort things out, but yeah, I'm excited. (I'm a runner though)
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Mmm, I got a little off track from the FE game, but my best advice would be to pick up a scangauge!!!!!
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I'll be living in the east wheelock dorms at dartmouth, in hanover. I have no idea when manchester is though,

I just became vegan, so I'm still trying to sort things out, but yeah, I'm excited. (I'm a runner though)
ur about 45mins west of me. manch is in the middle of the state. between you and the seacoast...

i got some friends from out there.. ill find out whats what for you in regards to restaurants...
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Aww, you're awesome! We'll definately have to do something, I want to go for a ride in a yaris sometime,

Mehbe you can go for a push in my metro, too,
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