I am very saddened by the lost of my bike today. I hope someone can help me out here.
This is a very strange story:
I went riding out at Skeggs today, like most Fridays. I was finished with my ride at 2:30 and drove home. Well when I was almost home I looked in my rearview mirror and I was in shock to notice my bike was not in my rack!!! I am 100% sure I loaded the bike on to the rack on the back of my Tahoe and secured it like I normally do. As I drove off onto Hwy 35 North bound I looked in the rearview mirror and saw the bike there. I am not sure how many times I looked in the rearview mirror on the way home but I normally glance back there just to be sure all is okay. I really don't remember when was the last time I saw it back there. I drove on hwy 35 N and merged onto hwy 92 east. When I got to Crystal Springs Reservoir I stopped at the light to make a left turn onto 35 North. I was at this light for about 2-3 minutes and drove for about 3-4 minutes until I entered the onramp for 280 south. I was on 280 S for about 1 min when I noticed the bike was gone.
So I got off the next exit and back tracked my entire route immediately. I had only been about 20 min since I left Skeggs. I drove all the way back and did not see anything on the side of the road.
I then drove back on the same route home and saw no signs of my bike.
I am not sure what happened to it. It is very strange. I don't think it could have just fell off b/c the rack is very secure and it is unlikely it could just fall off even if I did not tighten the top hook that secures it. The rack is like the ones you see on buses and the bike wheels sit inside hoops that hold the bike in pretty well. You can see a pic of the rack below.
I have used this rack many many times and it is very secure. I just can't see how the bike could just fall off. If it fell off, wouldn't I hear it? Or wouldn't I hear the car behind me screach to a halt? Wouldn't someone try to let me know if they saw it fall off? (unless no one was behind me.) I'm 100% sure some one was behind me on Hwy 92 and 280. I just don't remember if someone was behind me on Hwy 35. I don't know if someone was behind me when I stopped at the light on Hwy 92 to make a left turn.
Then I thought maybe someone stole the bike. But how? The only time I stopped was on 92 to make the left. Could someone just quickly remove my bike while I was at this stop? Has any one heard of this? There were many cars driving by at 50mph and no pedestrians at this stop. No people on foot in this area and no buildings or businesses.
Below is a pic of what my bike looks like.
I'm totally bummed and confused.
Any suggestions or thoughts appreciated.
Please keep an eye out for my bike.
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