miles driven to dawes park in evanston = 40
minutes spent driving to dawes park in evanston = 60
number of keys brought with me to unlock my yakima roof rack = 0
look on my face as i discovered this = priceless
i'm housesitting for my dad for a week so i put my bike on my roof rack last night and just locked it overnight. i actually woke up on time this morning at 5:20, showered, let his dogs out, and hit the road. i spent the hour to drive to evanston, spend another 10 minutes finding a parking spot, and after realizing there was nothing i could do about my locked roof rack, turned around and drove another hour home.
while i could have called my wife to come meet me half way or something, i didn't really want to bother her at 7:00 in the morning and bug her to drive 30 minutes to give me a key. i ended up doing 50 miles around my dad's house in the wauconda/tower lakes/hawthorn woods area.
needless to say, i'm definitely putting an extra roof rack key in my glove compartment...