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The Trek, 70mph Top Speed

Tuesday December 29, 2009

The Trek hit 70mph over the weekend!  On the back of the car!

I headed over to Pembrokeshire for Christmas and took the Trek on the back of the car using my Saris Bones 3 cycle carrier.  It worked really well and held the bike securely for the 300 mile journey, mainly at motorway speeds.  It was definitely a good purchase and at £50 via eBay I couldn’t really go wrong.

It was the first time that I’d needed to use the carrier since buying it so I experimented with the fitting during the day before the journey.  It’s simple to fit and should fit most cars.

I unfortunately didn’t get around to using the bike though during the four day visit due to a mixture of the weather, beer and too much food.  Oh well, at least I know the carrier works well.

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Saris Bones 3 – Bike Rack

Saturday September 12, 2009

Picked up a Saris Bones 3 bike rack yesterday.  Bought it via eBay for £51 (they cost around £120 new).

I’ve been watching these racks on eBay for a couple of months and they usually sell for £70+ so I was lucky to get this one for such a low price.  It’s in very good condition too.

I thought I’d get one as I may want to head further afield with the Trek and without a suitable rack for the car it would have been difficult.  I’ve also been talking to a friend about cycling together and that may lead to rides in other areas – so now I can transport up to three bikes!

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