Carrying the bikes on our trunk rack for long trips makes me very nervous, but I bit the bullet for our trip to Burlington, IA this weekend. The bikes behaved very well on the trip, not much moving around back there at all, but they did put a dent in our MPG 😦 Not very aerodynamic.
We started with a quick trip to Bickel’s for some rim tape and a back-up tube to (hopefully) solve my rear tire flat woes on BUB.
We arrived at my parents’, and I wasted no time reassembling my rear tire. It seemed to be holding air, so we headed down to the Riverfront Farmers’ Market for sweet corn, eggplant, bell peppers, garlic, and farm fresh eggs.
We made it back to my parents’ just before the rain rolled in on Thursday night.
Given the gas mileage sacrifice, I was determined to ride these bikes A LOT while we were there. Stay tuned for more of our bike Burlington adventures.
Nice scenery! I also get a little nervous about the bike or bikes on a rack, I always hope they are secure enough!