Do any of you feel comfortable leaving your bikes in a rack on top of your car when staying at a hotel? It's a moot issue for me right now because I called ahead and the clerk at the Hampton Inn said that they'll give us a 1st-floor room and don't mind if we bring the bikes in, but I was wondering what my general policy should be.
I have a Thule rack that mounts directly on the roof of my car, with locking bike mounts on it. If I add my U-lock around the bike and mounting bracket, it would be really difficult to get the bikes off without a hacksaw or something. But then I would worry about general vandalism and if I should remove the seats and other quick-removable stuff.
Taking the bikes on a trip like this is new for us, so I was just wondering what others do about it.