New wheels for my new wheels


I recently bought a new vehicle–well, new to me. One thing that was essential in selecting a new vehicle was bike transport. I have enjoyed the convenience of a pick up truck for many years, and a Thule bike rack mounted in the bed. Hauling bikes was a breeze. I didn’t want to give that up.

However, pick up trucks are NOT conducive for family travel. It was essentially a two seater. So a change was needed.

After several model reviews and lots of test drives, I finally settled on a car that is not longer being made: the Honda Element. 2011 was the last year they made the Element, so acquiring one proved difficult. I had to travel out of state for my Element – not too far, just south to Connecticut.

I could not be happier with my choice. I got a great deal and I love the unusual look. Plus, the functionality is perfect for a practical gal like me. I now have 4 seats, but if traveling with bikes and fewer passengers, I can fold up or even remove the seats completely. I don’t even need to remove the front wheel of the bike.

I’m pretty psyched about how this is working out. Everyday chores like grocery shopping are loads easier, but I can still cart the bikes anywhere I feel like rambling.

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See how cozy it is? It even has little hooks for my bike helmet. No more rust fears for extensive travel in weather either. Love it!

–Karen

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About Karen

Mid-life female amateur athlete focused on cyclocross, mountain biking, and road cycling.

One response to “New wheels for my new wheels”

  1. bgddyjim says :

    Great post. I hope you enjoy that Honda. I’ve got a Ford Escape (I need the 4×4 for getting to hunting camp), the mini SUV’s are excellent for sporty folks.

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