got reflectors mounted on the buckets; and took pics of them today after a few days of riding with the buckets mounted…. and then today. A driver hit my right side bucket as she was accelerating from the parking lot, into the sun’s direction….so she never saw me; and as she was not wearing sunglasses; could not see well enough against the glare of the sun and her eyeglasses. she gave me her number to call to make sure I get the replacement parts; which entails; a new plano bucket, a set of MALICE clips, and very possibly a replacement rack.
torn MALICE clip
I am just thankful it was not worse, it could have been my leg that got hit, it could have been in such a way that I got flipped onto the hood of the ramming car; and I am thankful that the bucket was in the way of the impact, rather than me.