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How many of you drive around with your bike in you car?

Old 04-11-16, 08:02 PM
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Never. If I can't ride there, I usually don't go. If I have to drive (which is rare), I'm driving for a specific purpose.
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Old 04-11-16, 08:41 PM
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Actually I've read that older vehicles are more often stolen than newer vehicles because they are much easier to steal and there is a bigger market for parts, more so than newer cars.
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Old 04-12-16, 12:08 PM
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Some weeks, the bike is in the back of my Passat wagon for 5 or 6 days at a time. I just flip the rear seats down and slide it in on its non-drive side. Since the 3 Rivers Heritage Trail is about 3 miles down a busy highway from my office, I've been known to hit the trail over lunch for a quick jaunt or head there immediately after work. I just bring my riding clothes in a messenger bag and change back and forth at work. Works great.
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Old 04-12-16, 01:07 PM
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Whenever I go away it is in the trunk hidden away, I wish I could put my bike and my telescope together in the trunk but it is not big enough--can't have everything! ;-)
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Old 04-12-16, 08:58 PM
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Had a nice ride tonite after work because I had my bike and gear in my car. Got out of work, bright blue skies and no wind (albeit a bit nippy), and said heck with it, drove the mile to the trail head and got out.

Had I gone home, I'd have spent twenty five minutes commuting, probably looked at the bike and looked at the kitchen and decided that dinner sounded better than loading up the bike and driving another twenty minutes to any of the couple trails around me with daylight and heat starting to disappear. Works well for me!
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Old 04-13-16, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
How many of you drive around with your bike in your car?


Nearly all my cycling, including long Saturday rides are as a commute from home to work, on acceptable and even desirable routes I would ride for recreation otherwise. Since my riding time is limited, to drive somewhere takes away riding time...
^this. My daily ride is my commuter bike. I don't use my car at all on most days. There are times when my wife and I drive our bikes to some riding destination. We no longer have a car large enough to contain a bike, so we use a hitch receiver mounted bike rack. This might occur once per month or so.

When I want to go mountain biking, I have to drive to get to the trails. Sigh.
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Old 04-13-16, 04:06 PM
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I do, but usually only when I travel and have to stay over night in a hotel. I have a cable lock and insurance to protect it when it's on my rack short term (I cable it to my chain attachments for my hitch), but over night I stick it in my car because I just don't want the hassle of waking up, finding it gone, and having to call the police in a foreign place that my bike was stolen.
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Old 04-13-16, 07:22 PM
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I travel with the folder in the back, but I drive a Scion xB--- cargo box on wheels.
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Old 04-13-16, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Needles View Post
I travel with the folder in the back, but I drive a Scion xB--- cargo box on wheels.
First gen?
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Old 04-14-16, 08:18 PM
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Yep, '06. --- Actually a comfortable ride once I put a cruise control on it!
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I try as much as possible to start rides from home but once a week I do bring my bike with me to work and go right to a local MUP on the way home.
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Old 04-15-16, 10:18 AM
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Almost never, driving around with the bike in the car. But the bike rack is on the car quite a bit, basically after picking someone up (who has a bike), until I get tired of seeing it there. Which isn't very logical, human nature I guess.
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