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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    It's a miracle!!

    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??????

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    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
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    Amazing.

    I left my prescription sun glasses on top of my car a few years ago while in the process of switching from my sun glasses to my regular glasses after a bike ride.

    And??

    Well, I wasn't so lucky.

    I remembered it about a mile down the road, and went back and searched and searched the side of the road. I never found them.

    It was an expensive lesson.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    OnTheRoad or AtTheBeach stonecrd's Avatar
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    I was driving on a major highway a few weeks ago and noticed a wallet flying off the top of a car. Money, credit cards blowing down the road. Felt sorry for that guy. I have gotten in the habit of throwing everything on the seat and never putting anything on the top.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

    2013 Noah RS

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    Are you sure that's not my bottle top you found? One of mine has disappeared

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    Senior Member Garfield Cat's Avatar
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    Never put your bike on top of the car

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