Anyone ever just strapped their bikes to the roof of the PUP? No carrier, just protection for the roof? Sound crazy? Here's my reasoning: DS's (8 & 10) JUST got the courage to ride two-wheelers and the DW says "anyway we can take the bikes on our trip [in August]?" The roof has been through at least one hail storm. Not worried about dents. Will take off front wheels, and one pedal so it lays as flat as possible. Padding underneath bikes (maybe fiberglass sheathing panels?). Liberal use of ratcheting tie-downs Our trip in August is the first and only summer trip we'll make. Staying at a couple of SP's that seem good for short rides. Any thoughts appreciated...flame away!