Hwy 40 Blue
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Golden, Colorado
Bikes: A Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe and a Trek hybrid
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Fitting a Friday into an overpacked car
I'm heading into the mountains on a ski/snowshoe trip tomorrow, but I'll be riding my Bike Friday one of those days. The weather's looking good. We have four adults, each with skis and snowshoes and boots and clothing and food etc. We're in a Subaru Forester. The skis go on the roof rack. The other stuff goes in the cargo area in back.
Where can I put the Friday? The Samsonite case it fits into when folded is enormous, too big to fit in the back with all this other stuff. I have a bike rack, but of course without a diamond frame I'm not sure how to get the bike on it. I thought of doing a quick-fold with straps and bungees and wrapping the bike in a blanket and laying it gently on top of all the stuff in back once we get it all in there. If it'll fit.
Any ideas? Any way to secure a BF on a regular bike rack, or just go with the blanket thing, or what? It's a Pocket Crusoe, by the way.