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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a bad Idea?

On friday I am moving to my brand new house. Cant wait! However, I need to get my bike over to the new garage. It is only 11 miles away but it is colder than hell outside. Since we are moving a lot of stuff on friday with a big U-Haul truck, I was thinking about taking a trip with an empty truck and putting my bike inside the truck. I would sit on the bike holding the brake while my girl drives (no woman driver jokes please). I am thinking this would be ok since it is only a 10-15 min drive and I would be a lot warmer inside the truck. I dont have any straps to tie the bike down nor do i really trust myself or think it is necessary.

Is this a really bad idea or would this workout? Obviously taking into account a cautous driver of the truck. If this is a bad idea, I need other options.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 11:28 AM
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I don't think it sounds like a very good idea... Do you know how hard a big U-Haul turns?? I don't think you would be able to keep your balance and hold a bike up for that... especially not knowing when they are coming up. But hey, maybe it's a straight shot.

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no it is not a straight shot. quite a few turns. but if this was taken very very slow would it be possible to do it without toppling over? obviously i dont want to mess up my bike or myself but it has gotten too cold to ride it there i think.

any ideas?

weather.com is saying it will be a high of 30 degrees on fri and partly sunny.

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BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to kmart and spend $30 on straps. you just probably dropped close to $200 on a house whats $30 more to save you from a problem?

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Normally you'd be leaning in a turn. You won't be and it'll be harder to keep upright. If you can, stuff some blankets around it and wedge it between furniture. Just a thought.

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Dude.........I don't get it. Isn't going to be just as cold holding it upright in the back of the truck than it would to drive it???

If it's just 15 minutes bundle up and just drive it there.


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DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT THIS WITHOUT STRAPS!!!

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I think it's going to warm up into the 30s by Friday.

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i am set on NOT holding the bike up in the back now. i am either going to get some straps and do it that way or freeze my ass of and ride it there. hopefully it will not snow and hopefully the salt on the roads will be somewhat gone by then.

i know the northwest coast got nailed by a big snow storm yesterday. something like 14 inches. Anyone want to take bets on when this will show up for Chicago?

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i bought my straps from Ace Hardware. buy them now, and i'm sure they'll come in handy later too!
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Dude, just do it, and when you get to the new house, drop the ramp out the back, and do a wheelie out the back of the U-Haul!! It'll be great!!

No, seriously, dude, just strap the bike down. I'm sure that if you asked, someone could probably even lend you the straps. Although personally, I'd like to see the wheelie down the ramp out of a moving U-Haul!

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You wanna borrow my straps????

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You wanna borrow my straps????
Thank you but I dont think that will be necessary. I remembered that my cousin has a bunch so I can just borrow those. If for some reason I cant I will take you up on that. THank you.

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i just got that scene in my head of the Jackass stunt from the movie... U-Haul roller disco
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Hey, Hawkeye, I'm off on Friday and I also live in Naperville. If you want I could help you move your bike. I have a 6x12 enclosed trailer, all kinds of tie downs (thanks to Jim), a canyon dancer, and a sport chalk.... all towed by my Xterra.

PM me if you want me to help you move your bike. I'd hate to see you mess it up by moving it in a U-Haul.

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Just going to throw this out there, but I think you COULD pull it off. I would however, leave it on it's kick stand and I would stand next to it one the other side and keep the front brake on. You could do it, but probably not wise considering all the other options. I just like to know my options though, for instance, if I HAD to do it, you know, like I had to ellude the authorities, or I had a moble garage like KIT did on Knight Rider.
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ROFL, I'm picturing the disco in a truck seen from jackass.




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Yea, they were all on skates too right? That's right... That was pretty funny! Not one of the funniest moments, but it was funny. I personally liked the golf cart chaos! That was some fine family entertainment!

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I have the image in my head of him chasing the bike around in the back of the U truck. I'm glad you decided not to do this. For one..... you do not see whats coming to brace yourself. It may be a basic turn or it may be a kid that ran out in the street and the brakes slammed hard. Not worth the hassle of braking parts of the bike or braking yourself.
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Unless there is snow I would just wear every bit of clothing and ride the bike there. Shit it sounds like it would take longer to get the bike in the back and strap it down then it would to ride 11 miles. Just my opinion
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Having ridden in the crash wagon more than once... I'll tell ya - don't do it.

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i am not going to do it. i am getting help from Chills. who by the way is very generous.

part of me though wants to try it to see if I could do it without any probs. Kind of like a challenge. Anyone want to lend me their bike??

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Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................NOPE
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