Kayak Totin’ Utility Bike !!

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.

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I took it for a test ride after I got it completed; here a link to the youtube video:

http://youtu.be/NiVWXlXPBPA

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.

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The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.   

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