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Hey one of our friends had her 08 small orange Trek Remedy fall off the back of her truck Saturday the 19th on highway 8 east San Deigo just before Harbison Canyon exit. She was on the way to ATT, and by the time she got turned around it was gone. anybody pick it up?
 

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dang that sucks. i would imagine it wouldn't survive a 60+mph tumble. caltrans may have picked it up since it would be a hazard. good luck
 

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Also check with the CHP. They are always out in that area for speeders. It is possible they picked it up. Maybe the officer realized the value and kept it for safekeeping until the rightful owner contacts them. Maybe....
 

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That bites. I drove past that mark about 9 a.m. that day, didn't see anything.
 

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Hmm, ive had 2 bikes fall of of hitch/trunk racks before. Very scary, one was at 80 in the left lane. It was slightly hilarious watching all the cars dodge it. Turned out fine, just a tweaked hanger. Good story, relevant too.
 

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Billy White said:
Hey one of our friends had her 08 small orange Trek Remedy fall off the back of her truck Saturday the 19th on highway 8 east San Deigo just before Harbison Canyon exit. She was on the way to ATT, and by the time she got turned around it was gone. anybody pick it up?
Sorry to hear about that. That sucks. Did you figure out why the bike fell? Anything we can learn from that? I assume maybe it was on a hitch rack but not cinched down?

She was probably trying to follow the law, by turning around at an exit. Probably a mistake. Better to find a safe place to pull over on the shoulder or median and run back to the bike and get the goods before the "vultures" can set up their attack.

I only lost a wheel of a roof one time. Seeing it bouce down the road was scary. Thank God no motorist were hurt by it. Absolutely nothing was wrong with it when I found it 50 feet off the road in the bushes.
 

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it comes out the actually clamp on the main bar came loose. the whole thing just slid off. Bingo-bammo-no-bike-o. The CHP actually came to the rescue. Yep. He pulled the bike and rack to the side of the road. That way some one wouldn’t crash because of it. But it was an opportunity to snag a tricked out rig with no fuss no muss
 

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Billy White said:
it comes out the actually clamp on the main bar came loose. the whole thing just slid off. Bingo-bammo-no-bike-o. The CHP actually came to the rescue. Yep. He pulled the bike and rack to the side of the road. That way some one wouldn't crash because of it. But it was an opportunity to snag a tricked out rig with no fuss no muss
So the CHP left if on the side of the road? :madman: Tell them there's, uh, controlled substances on the bike. It needs to be found quick.

Seriously, check craigslist or post a reward there.
 

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Billy White said:
it comes out the actually clamp on the main bar came loose. the whole thing just slid off. Bingo-bammo-no-bike-o. The CHP actually came to the rescue. Yep. He pulled the bike and rack to the side of the road. That way some one wouldn't crash because of it. But it was an opportunity to snag a tricked out rig with no fuss no muss
So it has been found? Did it suffer much damage? Or did it get snagged after the "rescue"? Details please.
 

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okay the rack is a Yakima 'hold up' with a 2 inch reciever. the actual rack came loose. the bike stayed with the rack.the rack is fine, a few twists of a spanner and it's it's to go. the bike, well that's the mystery.
 

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Sounds like the rack with bike departed the vehicle.
CHP pulled it to the side of the road and left.
Someone nicked the bike but left the rack.

How does the rack depart the vehicle? No hitch pin?
 

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the bike was never recovered. it would have been great to say, " hey it fell off and got fubar'd but i fixed it." not so, fell off, went to retrieve it and it was gone. that's about it. hoping some one will say, 'hey i found it, how about a finders fee of 500 bones?' but nothing has happened like that.
 

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Every hitch rack I have had has a D-Ding or spring clip pin as a back up in case the threads back out.. shure it makes it a PITA to take on or off but it also makes what happened to you impossible.

Sorry about your luck, your home owners insurance will cover the rack and bike. It was a REALLY nice build kit on that bike, wasn;t it?
 

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it had a tricked out Lyric 6 inch on the front and PUSH dialed the RP3 in for her weight, Saint cranks,WTB Prowler in the front with a high roller in the back. a very proven steed for sure. she rocked it over in sedona this year on it too
 

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The CHP pulled what to the shoulder? The rack or both the rack and bike? If they left the bike there, or any property for that matter, they owe someone a bike. Contact the CHP office in that area and request to speak to a Sergeant, not the front desk officer. Ask them what their policy is on found property.
 

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I passed a car on the side of the road on the 15 northbound just before the Border Patrol check station near Temecula the day before Christmas - as I pulled past it I saw that there was a road bike underneath it. Same thing must have happened there too! Must have tore something up under the car to disable it...
 
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