This is what our roof rack looked like after it was torn off the top of our car by the clearance bar. Amazingly the bikes landed right side up with a very loud and scary sound. The only damage to the bikes was a scratch on Ian's handlebar and a broken reflector.
We just happened to have our trunk mounted bike rack in the back of the car and so after much cursing on Ian's part we were able to get going and continue with our planned bike ride.
Despite a little bit of bad luck, we had a great day. Oh, and by the way, happy birthday Dennis!