If you’re an avid cyclist, you know the importance of having a quality roof bike rack, whether it’s a Thule rack, a Yakima rack, or your run-of-the-mill mountain bike carrier. You also probably know that driving around with a bike strapped to the roof can create complications in certain driving conditions. Well, hopefully you’ve never attempted driving through an enclosed McDonald’s drive-thru with a bike up top, because as you can see from the above video, it doesn’t tend to have the best of outcomes.
Here’s how the incident from out of New South Wales, Australia went down, according to the guy who filmed it.
“I pulled up at McDonald’s to get my lunch whilst I was at work,” he wrote. “I pulled up behind the car in the video and the bicycle had hit the awning and the driver was none the wiser so as I came around the corner I pulled my phone out to see what was about to happen.”
If you take a quick look through the video’s comments, you’ll see that a lot of people think that it was actually the cameraman who was more at fault than the cyclist, mainly because he could have warned the driver about his epic car roof rack failure, but chose not to.
Which begs the question: If you saw someone in this situation, would you tap on the driver’s window and let them know about it? I’m inclined to think that most people wouldn’t, but maybe it’s because I have zero faith in humanity.
I’ll be honest and say that I probably wouldn’t have warned the guy. Now, would I have recorded the whole thing and uploaded it to YouTube? Definitely not. Though, I’m not gonna lie, the video was just a little bit funny.
This post was originally published on February 11, 2019.