I re-repair the broken bike rack by reinstalling my improvised brace under the rack, rather than on top of it
The brace on the outside of the broken rack worked for a while, but the rack eventually started rubbing against the wheel again. Having the brace on the underside of the rack should prevent that from happening.
To my surprise, the great folks at Old Man Mountain bicycle racks replaced my broken rack after the trip, even though the damage was my fault from non-stop overloading well beyond the recommended capacity during years and hundreds of miles.
Date: May 03, 2008, 17h57