Well, bad day today...Came home from NC mountains where family spent a long weekend in Blowing Rock enjoying cooler temps, hiking, sights, and I spent some time riding the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also did some recon for some training routes along NC 221 to Grandfather Mountain (TOUGH). Got off NC 421 to head south toward Charlotte on I-77. About 2 miles after getting on interstate, I'm driving and hear a loud "POP", start to slow, and see the Litespeed in my rear view mirror hit the pavement and settle on the right shoulder. Stop, back up, and retrieve from the side of the road. Take a quick look, and I can see some damage, but not sure how much.
We continue on our way, stop in Mooresville to get lunch for my daughters (I'm not exactly hungry at that moment), call the insurance company, tell me I'm covered on homeowners. Head home.
Get home and check out the "visible" damage. Skewer on rear wheel, seat, crank and pedals (2mth old SRAM Force compact & Speedplay zeros), handlebars, left brifter (again new Force) all showing some damage. Bike now in the shop waiting for the estimate on how much and / or if anything else (carbon fork & seatpost) is damaged.
Have had this Yakima roof rack for almost 20yrs and NEVER had a problem before. I've carried the bike several times from Chicago to SC & back even thru storms. This time seems the rear wheel strap popped loose and first bump the front skewer also let loose and off it came.
Needless to say, currently in mourning, though fortunately no car behind so only bike was damaged. Anyone else ever have this happen. Additionally, any suggestions about dealing with insurance, especially on upper end bikes of older (2000 frame year) vintage, since I heard during the phone conversation with the company talk about depreciating the bike because of it's age.