I love riding, but getting out in my big kayak is always an adventure too, and I live about a mile and half down the street from Spy Pond in Arlington. So, I’ve been wanting to do this for a few years now, and finally got around to it this weekend. I used about $20 dollars worth of parts, an hour or so of labor and a set of kayak caddy rollers. For the hitch, I used a 15″ long bolt with a round end, mounted it to my rack with wire rope clamps drilled rack. Four, half inch bolts are enough to make sure the hitch does not fail.
I took it for a test ride after I got it completed; here a link to the youtube video:
Turning is much easier than I thought it would be, you can see from the test run in the video, I can turn in about a 20 foot or less circle, and the Kayak is a Perception Joccassee running 17.5 feet long, weighs about 75 pounds or so. My Utility bike is an old Trek, that’s seen a lot of service. Built like a tank, very good for hauling.
The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.