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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-08-24, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
2020 honda pilot was just bought.
appropriate name for whatever car/van/suv that you brought. Important question. how many bikes fit in the back?
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Making Strava segments less than 500' in length should be less popular
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It sells itself, unlike the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I detested the idea of a CamelBak. Then I went to southern Spain. Even during mid-March, the sun was often pretty intense, and every road seemed to go uphill. I got to Cordoba on the 10th. day of the trip and bought a reasonable facsimile. Now, I never tour without one.
I also detested the idea. Until today. I had a backpack on, carrying my pump and my bottle of water. And realized that in the upright position it’s not as hot against the back as it would be on a road bike. Or so I told myself. I was not uncomfortable. And I did detest having to stop and take the pack off, to get a drink of water.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I cut them in half, works fine. Also, mini vans don’t have a roof rack.
Mine does. It's a fac-tree unit too
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
NBD for me!

3 litres, insulated bladder and hose.




Pros: don't have to spit out the hose water before taking a sip in the summer. Maybe won't freeze til it's really cold in winter, but probably still have to tuck the valve under the jacket to avoid having it freeze up.

Cons: won't fit in my Camelbak pack, but will fit in my Walmart hydration packs and Kelty daypack.

Side note about the Walmart hydration bladders: both had valves thad dribble on your leg/belly nonstop. Only suitable in the summer.
Do tell. I’m going to Decathlon tomorrow morning, in order to try and save the 2-3 week wait for Amazon shipping. It likely arrives in country quite quickly, and then is loaded onto the mule train to Merida,
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Old 04-08-24, 07:51 PM
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The ones that come will possibly definitely make me GO a runnin.
Fixed, but you get it!
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Originally Posted by gnome
appropriate name for whatever car/van/suv that you brought. Important question. how many bikes fit in the back?

Its my wife’s car so none.

when I get back from Dallas, I’ll take the mazda CX5 to U-haul, get a tow package welded on and go buy the most expensive Kuatt I can find.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Its my wife’s car so none.

when I get back from Dallas, I’ll take the mazda CX5 to U-haul, get a tow package welded on and go buy the most expensive Kuatt I can find.
Welded? Wow, are CX-5 that non-hitch-ready?
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Rapture didn't take you?
Not yet.
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Yep. I don’t have kids. Why should I have to pay a school tax?
All part of the city/county tax here.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Welded? Wow, are CX-5 that non-hitch-ready?

No idea, no hitch is there, I assumed one needed to be welded on.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I bet I can fit a 4x8 plywood in the Mini.
I’certain I cannot in the Fit.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Do tell. I’m going to Decathlon tomorrow morning, in order to try and save the 2-3 week wait for Amazon shipping. It likely arrives in country quite quickly, and then is loaded onto the mule train to Merida,
I got it from REI, in the outlet section for $30. No pack though, just the bladder. Put it in a Walmart pack on a ride this afternoon and it worked great. Valve was excellent and the valve cap is a nice thing to have.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No idea, no hitch is there, I assumed one needed to be welded on.
I'd check it out, there might be bolt-on receivers for it. I guess you don't have to worry about the wiring harness.

ETA: Must not be averse to touching rust, maybe even getting some in your eyes if you don't have goggles


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Originally Posted by LAJ
Hot.

Even they know how to stage a bike. I don't know why it's so hard in that thread on BF...

I forgive the backdrop, simply because there likely is no better.
Lotte can put her bike wherever she wants.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I’certain I cannot in the Fit.
I doesn't need to be whole.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'd check it out, there might be bolt-on receivers for it. I guess you don't have to worry about the wiring harness.

ETA: Must not be averse to touching rust, maybe even getting some in your eyes if you don't have goggles


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The SportWagen hitch is bolted to the subframe.
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I doesn't need to be whole.
Might as well go lathe and plaster if you're not hauling full sheets

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I also detested the idea. Until today. I had a backpack on, carrying my pump and my bottle of water. And realized that in the upright position it’s not as hot against the back as it would be on a road bike. Or so I told myself. I was not uncomfortable. And I did detest having to stop and take the pack off, to get a drink of water.
Modern Camelbaks are designed with airflow in mind, supposedly. People complain about them but when riding I really don't think about it, even the 3 liter one with other stuff loaded in it. If I use the 70 oz one, I can hardly feel it after I drink part of the water.

I mentioned before you can get a frame bag that will hold a Camelbak type bladder. You can also get small Camelbaks that hold 50 oz. And they have one that rides low, like hip level.

I only use one on the road bike if I am going where there is no water, or during 2020 when taps were off at parks, etc.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
I'm thinking of lowering the ride height of the SportWagen.
My snow cars would rub their bellies on the snow sometimes. Thought I might get stuck a couple times. Never had that problem with the Blazer or Grand Wagoneer. Of course, the Wagoneer had a 6 inch lift and big tires.

My neighbor had a low 2wd Nissan truck and he used chains and got home and turned downhill on our street and the snow packed into the front wheel wells and he couldn't steer so he left it in a snowbank for the night.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No idea, no hitch is there, I assumed one needed to be welded on.
Definitely more of a pain in the ass than installing one on my minivans, might wanna pay to get it installed after all unless you like fartin' around under a car and cursing some.

And this one looks kinda flimsy, so don't get a boat

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Definitely more of a pain in the ass than installing one on my minivans, might wanna pay to get it installed after all unless you like fartin' around under a car and cursing some.

And this one looks kinda flimsy, so don't get a boat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA2JO4DkNCo
that hitch looks supremely beefy compared to the 1 1/4 hitch we installed on our last crv !

and - although I would not recommend - I towed a trailer carrying a 600 lb tractor (had to use an adapter to go from 1 1/4 to 2” receiver)
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Originally Posted by t2p
that hitch looks supremely beefy compared to the 1 1/4 hitch we installed on our last crv !

and - although I would not recommend - I towed a trailer carrying a 600 lb tractor (had to use an adapter to go from 1 1/4 to 2” receiver)
Yeah I reckon it would be just fine, it just doesn't look as secure as the one on my minivan, which mates to the inside and bottom faces of the frame rails and has 2 horizontal thru bolts and one vertical bolt on each rail.

Definitely gonna be fine for a 100-lb bike rack with a couple of sub-20-lb bikes on it.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Definitely more of a pain in the ass than installing one on my minivans, might wanna pay to get it installed after all unless you like fartin' around under a car and cursing some.

And this one looks kinda flimsy, so don't get a boat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA2JO4DkNCo
When you posted this video, I got all excited that I could do it myself. That lasted about 45 seconds when I say them start unhooking stuff. Will just pay to have it done.
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Old 04-09-24, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
When you posted this video, I got all excited that I could do it myself. That lasted about 45 seconds when I say them start unhooking stuff. Will just pay to have it done.
It’s pretty cheap at U-Haul
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