If it had not happened to me I wouldn't have believed it.
Tuesday night I rode a little 30 mile ride after work as one last prep ride for the climb up Grandfather Mountain this coming Sunday. I drove to a parking lot where I parked my van and left from there. I was in a hurry as I was chasing sunset plus I was trying to get out before traffic got too thick.
I filled up my insulated Polar water bottle with fluids and looked for the lid. The lid screws completely off and is unattached to the top of the bottle. I could not find the lid anywhere. I looked and looked but didn't see it anywhere. In my haste I couldn't even remember if I had actually removed the lid or if I had even remembered to bring it.
I had other water bottles with me so I just poured the fluids in the other bottle and took off. When I got home I looked in the pantry where I store my bottles but didn't see the lid. I reasoned it must have rolled somewhere inside my van and I'd look for it later.
Now itís two days later. As I was getting in my van this morning I saw the lid to the water bottle sitting on TOP of my van. The lid was on itís side and positioned between the groove on the top of the sliding door and the car top carrier.
Iíve probably driven 200+ miles since Tuesday. In fact, yesterday I drove for several hours in horribly rainy conditions. How that little plastic sucker stayed up there with speeds of 70 mph is beyond me. Just simply amazing.
Two reminders to self:
Never, ever put anything on top of your vehicle. At least anything you want to keep.
My memory continues to slip ever so slowly!!!!
BTW, has anyone seen my car keys??????