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Old 02-28-2014, 08:17 AM   #43
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So, like a few others have said, I too am late to the party but......
I take my bikes with me when/where ever I go. Typically I have a 6'X12" trailer I pull with all my Moto equip/gear. In that cofiguration the bikes are not to much of an issue. If I have 2 or 3 Moto Bikes I carry my mtn bikes in the back wraped in U-Haul type blankets (Ibis Mojo, and Titus El Guapo) wedged wherever they will ride. My road bike (BMC Road Racer, and Cannondale 1990ish criterium series, down tube shifters etc. fun bike. ) lies delicately on the bed in the bed room. I try to train/ride whever my moto racing takes me. Last year at the Loretta Lynns nationals I road some really awesome back country roads right from Lorettas ranch in Tennessee that were ridiculous, some of the best riding ever! If it is just a bike trip with my friends, we go to Fruita Co. for the fat tire fest about every year, sometimes I pull the trailer, sometimes I use a 1UP-USA rack with 3 attachments. In my opinion one of the smartest, well built, durable bike racks on the market, although they are awful proud of them. Then typically we carry the mtn/downhill bikes on the rack, and again road bikes adorn the interior wherever we find space. Favorite mtn rides wouyld have to be any Fruita trail, Moab trail, Dale Ball in Santa Fe, Brown Co. in Indiana, for sure Winter Park if the lift rides are your thing.
Any cyclist/s traveling through Oklahoma (OKC area) about anytime of the year that want a good 50, or even 100 miler on the road, or so decent mtn trails, PM me I'd be glad to give you a decent route or even join you on a ride.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:42 AM   #44
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I get my riding time in one way or another on every trip, here is a ride in Moab I am heading to in a couple weeks
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:34 PM   #45
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Plan B - 1 bike cover for both bikes.

I thought it was a great idea to have covers made for each bike and it wasn't a bad idea until I tried to mess with them individually when both bikes were on the carrier. The clearance between the seat of one bike and the handle bars of the other one made for a tight fit for individual covers. So, I went back and had the folks make me a new one to cover both bikes at the same time. It is a tad big but pretty easy to put on unless it is windy. Once I got the hang of it, it got easier.

To recap...

I have a SARIS bike carrier that I really like.

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I have a 2" receiver on my Honda CRV for attaching the bike carrier when it is a toad or when ever I want to carry the bikes to an event and the back is full. Most of the time I would just toss the bike I will ride in the back of the CRV.

I replaced my MH's 2" drop receiver with a receiver with both a 2" drop and a 4" rise. I move my bike carrier from the CRV to the MH when it looks like I will be stationary for a while. It takes about 10 minutes to do it all but if I don't have a garage, it is the best I can think of for now.

There is not enough clearance in turns to leave the bike carrier on the MH while towing the CRV. Wish that was different but it is what it is.

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #46
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Use to race, use to own a bike shop, now I enjoy mountain biking away from the noise and cars with drivers on cell phones. My bike is a vintage Specialized Stumpjumper FS which I have full packs for and have been known to disappear for a week at a time in the mountains. Plenty of room for it in my storage compartment.
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Thread getting interesting. How about bike pictures - rider optional, pictures of bike in cool places, tips/hints on how you handle RV'ing and biking, best places to ride, ride with me offers - where you live or are parked, GREAT bike shops you discovered on the road and anything else bike related.
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We have logged over 30,000 miles in under two years carrying five bikes. I have got the routine dialed in pretty well by now. There are so many great places to ride out there. We travel mostly the southwest, but we go to NC twice a year in April and October. I love the riding out there. The smokies are great for road biking and mountain biking. We are heading up to Dallas for the weekend and stay at Cedar Hill State Park. There is good road and dirt riding there. We will be in NC in April and then back to TX in May and on to Colorado for a month in June, then Moab and SLC. Would love to hook up for any riding with members here along our journey. July will probably be California coast. The pics below are in Gunnison, CO and La Jitas, TX. Both shots are of my carbon 29er. ( disclosure, I own the company )

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My wife & I are serious roadies, but we bring the hybrids for tooling around when we are on vacation. Removing the front wheels and pedals, I can lay both bikes (protected with blankets) and wheels on top of each other in less than one storage bay. Keeps them clean and out of the weather. Alternatively, our toad is a Honda Element which can carry both bikes fully assembled inside, but then I have to unload them when I get home. I may start doing that if I need more space in the basement.
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We are roadies as well. We live in the Phoenixville area. Me, just for pleasure; my husband is racer doing time trial circuit right now. He rides for Guys Bicycles. He usually "races" his way into shape!
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Small world. Guys is my favorite bike shop. Got more than a few bikes from them over the years.
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My wife & I are serious roadies, but we bring the hybrids for tooling around when we are on vacation. Removing the front wheels and pedals, I can lay both bikes (protected with blankets) and wheels on top of each other in less than one storage bay. Keeps them clean and out of the weather. Alternatively, our toad is a Honda Element which can carry both bikes fully assembled inside, but then I have to unload them when I get home. I may start doing that if I need more space in the basement.
Which hybrids do you ride? I'm thinking it's time to leave the 15lb carbon road bikes at home and enjoy the riding when we are traveling?
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I'm thinking it's time to leave the 15lb carbon road bikes at home and enjoy the riding when we are traveling?
Allow me to be the first to offer to babysit. Assuming the frames are in the 54-55cm range.
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Which hybrids do you ride? I'm thinking it's time to leave the 15lb carbon road bikes at home and enjoy the riding when we are traveling?
My DW rides a Trek FX 7.5 which has a fairly lightweight aluminum frame with a carbon fork, linear pull brakes and mid range Shimano group. We actually got it for free a few years ago with Amex points. I have an old steel Schwinn mountain bike that I have upgraded to SRAM 9.0, Mavic bladed spoke wheels and linear pull brakes. People can't believe its over 30 years old.

Anyway, we find it more fun to ride heads up when we are sightseeing and the flat handle bars fold up more compactly with the front wheel off than do drop bars. And you can still ride hard if you want, just not quite as fast.
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Lot of 30+ year old Schwinn bikes out there, they were built very stout. I have a 1977 Continental ll that looks very good.
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Lot of 30+ year old Schwinn bikes out there, they were built very stout. I have a 1977 Continental ll that looks very good.
Now that's a true classic!

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