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Old 02-03-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default How many bicyclists?

I bought the RV mostly so we had a vehicle to haul my wife's 8' bike and my tricycle: she started checking out bike paths across the country.

How many other bicyclists do we have here, and what do you ride?
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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Well......... I've got a bike rack & two "economy" mountain bikes but.......

I've never taken them on the RV

We are planning to take them this year

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I bought a real nice mountain bike last year. It had full suspension (which is not worth the price), ultra-light aluminum frame and much more. Unfortunately, about 2 weeks before I moved this past summer, someone stole it from my back yard. Now, I'm back to my "economy" bike again.

There are a lot of trails throughout the US and Canada. A lot of old train tracks were pulled up and turned into biking trails. I've never really took by bike on any trip but did like using it to go to and from work and ride along some trails in the city I lived in.

One thing that I did not like was biking down a nice, peaceful trail when a few dirt bike or 4 wheelers would scream by. Of course, once they see a bicycle, they have to rev their engines, cut in close to you to show off and spin the rear tire as they go past. It's too bad there are bad apples that ruin thing for the good people.
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I had to give up the mountain bike due to a back injury, so we're more the paved trail types. Recumbent bikes are great - no back pain.

There's a bike path around Marietta Ga. Gail wants to hit around spring break, so we'll be heading that way.

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Any ideas about how I could mount this trike on the B? It's a bit too heavy for me to put on top.
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Maybe vertically. One bike on each side of the rear.

Something like Wilton did here:

http://windsurf.mediaforte.com/roadtrek ... _rack.html

(minus the windsurfing gear)
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Nice link! Some good ideas there. I'd have to be careful not to block the hitch, though, so we could use it for towing.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:52 PM   #8
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We have 2 mountain bikes we take with us. I have a 3 bike rack that attaches to the hitch receiver. That seems to work well for the 2 bikes. It works even with the spare tire on. We have not towed anything behind so this works well. We prefer eaisier trails. Algongin Park in Ontario has a great 12 mile trail that is on an old railway right of way. Nice ride. They also have a mountain bike trail. The Pinery on Lake Huron in Ontario has a great trail as well.

I saw in a brochure for the safari Condo vans. They had a rack that held bikes and other gear. It may be somthing that attaches to the hitch and may fit any van. I would like to look at somthing like that. The brochure said it was a 15' 3'' aluminum storage pod with built in bike rack.
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Default Bikes and Bike Racks

My wife and I have a pair of el cheapo mountain bikes for rough trails and a pair of hybrid bikes with high pressure tires for use on paved trails. Just load up whichever type best suits our next trip.

We have a 2000 Roadtrek 190P with the rear door that swings out. Hence we had to get a bike rack that allowed the door to open. Our solution was to get 2 bike "Raxter" for the rear hitch. Very easy to load and unload. http://www.raxterracks.com/

For loading a trike and a long wheelbase bike on a vehicle, checkout the following Specialty rack. http://www.draftmaster.com/t.html
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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That's a nice link for recumbent bikes, and would handle Gail's LWB nicely.
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