As a shark-spotting surfer, I am keenly aware of the few tricks that can help if I ever happen to get in a tiff with the "men in grey suits". I know we don't have much chance, but at least we can try to fight.
I've always found the side racks on bikes to be a bit of a burden. Plus they are ding-magnets. Oh and as the article here mentions, this rack comes with shade!