There is a Miata sitting in my driveway with a small receiver hitch and a Rhode Gear bike carrier. It belongs to a friend who drives from CA to here, NC several times a year. It seems to work well.
Best, Chesley Sugg Cary, NC
Jerry & Liz Moos wrote:
> Just to show this thread is not as off topic as one might think, does anyone
> know of an actual bike carrier that can be fitted to the trunk of a Mazda
> Miyata or other small sports car? I don't need super secure transport for
> multiple bikes on a 1000 miles trip, just something to carry a single track
> bike from my home to the velodrome 2 miles away. I know, I could ride the
> two miles, but the fashion in residential streets here is cul-de-sacs to
> prevent through traffic, so I cannot find a route that gets me to the
> velodrome without venduring onto a major street in Houston traffic (which is
> second only to LA traffic). Riding a track bike with no brakes on a major
> Houston street would be indicative of a strong death wish, and it seems too
> much hassle to fit a front brake and lever, then remove them, just for a two
> mile trip. The velodrome, of course, bans riding a bike with brakes fitted.
> Jerry Moos
> two miles from the Alkek Velodrome, Houston, TX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "brucerobbins" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 5:43 AM
> Subject: [CR]Re: Elan bike carrier
> > > From: "J.Dunn" <email@example.com>
> > > "as the Elan is the greatest sportscar every made "
> > >
> > > As long as you can keep replacing all the parts that break. Chapman may
> > have
> > > been a genius when it came to designing for performance , but he was
> > > lacking in the durability/reliability department.;-)
> > >
> > > John dun in Boise
> > I remember once seeing a Holdsworth perched on one of those tiny boot
> > that some Lotus owners used to fit to their Elans. The bike was almost as
> > big as the car.
> > As for Colin Chapman not being able to produce reliable cars, I think
> > success in Formula 1 shows that he could indeed build cars capable of
> > standing up to the most demanding circumstances.
> > The Elan's troubles were sometimes caused by those owners who bought the
> > cars as kits to avoid tax and built them up (not very well) themselves.
> > said, they did break down a lot.
> > They're still, in the purest sense, the best sportscar ever, though-with
> > without classic bike on the back.
> > Bruce