Has anyone done a ride/ kayak day with a travel kayak?

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  1. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    I'd probably take my inflatable PFD if I were packing all this crap on a bike. Though if it fit in my bags, I'd take a regular one.
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  2. Sal Pairadice

    Sal Pairadice Captain Obvious

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    I've done this a few times. Rode up to the Adirondacks and went paddling. I rode my motorcycle, and when I got there I just rented a kayak. Changes of clothes, toiletries, ect... was what I carried on my bike. I can't imagine a long trip with an actual kayak on my bike.
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  3. vince82

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    Side cases on my bike hold my riding gear (helmet and gloves on one side, everything else on the other). And my inflatable kayak is lighter than my wife, and can be placed on the passenger seat so technically it can be done.
    Is it practical? Meh.
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    I haven’t tried it, but here is my SUP on the bike. It’s definitely doable. Everything I would need is in the bag. Board, leash, pump, paddle, and PFD. I could wear swimming trunks under my riding pants, and then stash all my gear in the cases.

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    lvscrvs Long timer Supporter

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    I am brand new to kayaking.... thinking of this exact kayak because there are rivers and lakes that I would like to ride my bike to but wouldn't enjoy driving to. This particular one packs into a backpack which might make it easier to attach on the bike.

    The packrafts look interesting also, but a bit more spendy.

    Thinking I'd wear paddle cloths under my Roadcrafter, then have dry cloths to change into after paddling.

    Cheaper right now at Costco...

    https://www.costco.com/sevylor-quikpak-k5-1-person-kayak-.product.100489261.html
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  6. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Ok just for fun..... 20200523_122447.jpg 20200523_122041.jpg 20200523_122926.jpg
    Oru beach foldable kayak with a pair of random paddles. The oru inlet would fit much better. My husband doesnt see a problem with this but he carries lawnmowers on his VFR so....
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    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Although it doesnt look like it, I actually do fit on the bike with the kayak on it.
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  8. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Folded size is declared as 33 inches x 12 inches x29 inches. But it's not a flat square so it "sits' on its corners and makes a higher profile at the back.

    Paddles weren't 4 piece breakdown just 2.
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  9. victor441

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    I have a like new solo West Marine inflatable kayak ( a rebadged Stearns IK 116) a friend gave me that you are welcome to borrow if you want to check out the feasibility of kayaking from a motorcycle. I've done a LOT of local paddling over the last few years and now have a small fleet of kayaks and paddleboards but haul them on a roofrack on my car, have not tried using my bike. There is a good local kayak store in Petaluma https://www.clavey.com/ and a couple of local paddling clubs. BTW the West Marine store down in Sausalito is humungous and well worth a visit, maybe 5X the size of the SR outlet...
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  10. tessalino

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    Possibilities are unlimited.

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