How does carbon fiber hold up to quarter sized hail? I'm about to find out. Last week I hit a deer with my 4 Runner and this AM my wife took it to the body shop to be repaired and to pick up a rental car. Today I drove her summer car, a 92' Lexus SC400, and put a trunk rack on it to hold my Tarmac race bike. I planned to race at the local Tuesday night training race after work today. The weather man predicted a 30% chance of scattered T-storms for the day.
Luck would have it that a major thunder storm formed over Lake Erie and has moved onto shore. For about the last 10 minutes we have been under the storm and there has been quarter sized hail falling to the extent that the ground is partially covered. So the car and my bike are out there getting pummeled with hail bombs and I'm hoping the bike is OK to race this evening. I’m not so much worried about the car as my wife has wiped the back end and front bumper on the garage door frame and it might be a good time to have the car repainted via insurance.