Really crappy ride home...
I haven't ridden my 3 month old bike in nearly 3 weeks because I was out of town. I was so excited to get it out today and commute, even though it was 110 in Phoenix.
All was well, until on the ride home, a motorist pulled up next to me and was waving and pointing back behind us. I instantly reached back with my right hand and nothing was there. Nothing was there....where my BRAND NEW 40L Caribou Case had been just moments before.
I exited, looped back around, and was just in time to watch a large truck obliterate my brand new piece of Caribou Luggage.
So, the case is toast, the Happy Trail pucks are gone, the lock is gone.
Case $145 (and I will no longer have matching keys to the left and right cases)
HT Pucks are about $20
That was the most expensive way I have ever saved $5 on gas.
I am so bummed right now. My bike looks stupid with only one side box, I want a free replacement but Caribou doesn't warranty stupidity and I doubt Happy Trails is going to buy me a new Caribou case since their pucks failed (even though I have NO idea how it came off, it was installed properly and I snugged up the pucks before I left).
I will never know, I circled back around again to see if it had made it off to the shoulder but it was gone, no doubt crammed under the front bumper of a car on it's way south on I-17 never to be seen again.
I never even put anything in that side case, that's how new it was. It was still a virgin.
Crappy ride home.
Yes it's fast, no you can't ride it.