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over coming contstraints of a motorcycle at a garden center


Ok, I have had a few ask about specifics on the motorcycle so here they are.

I own a Yamaha 650 V-Star

I have leather “saddle bags” (US terminology) I have tucked many of small to medium plants into them.

Gently bent the leaves to the heuchera to close the bag.

Husband owns a 1500 Victory Kingpin

We are planning a trip to Nebraska’s Lake McConaughy the 3rd week in July with the members of the “Brothers in Arms” motorcycle club. You have to be a current or former member of the military to join. Hubby was in the Army and Army reserve for 13 years.
So due to the trip and the restrictions of space on the motorcycles…Hubby resently purchased a trailor.

so now if we need to purchase large plants…guess what!!! the camping equipment can be chucked out and there is plenty of room for plants LOL.

And there is plenty of room for the camera so I will be sharing photos of the trip.

Happy Gardening


PS. I love the change in order of the tag entry. I typed in “hauling plants on motorcycles”

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Fantastic bikes Kris. Brilliant trailer. I think Murray and I will end up with something like this when the kids leave home. We have a Harley cruiser....I don't drive my own anymore. I sit on the back of the Harley and relax while he does the driving. LOL

28 Jun, 2009


Great bike, makes my Honda 125 look like a push bike. I don't know if I'll ever get round to passing my bike test to be able to ride a bigger bike, but I can only dream. I have my eye on a cruiser which is only a 125 but looks much bigger but I gotta save my pennies for that. Love the trailer, I can only begin to imagine how many plants you could fit in that. LOL.
Happy biking..Sue.

28 Jun, 2009


I have throw-over bags on my bike too - got seven plants in them at a Rare Plants Fair this morning (including a tall climber that stuck out but survived the fifty mile trip back home)

28 Jun, 2009


Humph, no justice in the world, I have to drive a Citroen C4 Piccasso but don't tell anyone its me........
I drive this because it doesn't have a gear lever or a hand brake (parking brake) Its all done automatically, I can still drive it manually due to the 'flappy paddles' on the steering column, BUT I can empty a garden centre into the back of it (with both rows of passanger seats folded down) so there!!!! LOL.

Sue, passing my test was one of the best things I ever did, it gave me so much freedom to go to bike rallies, Gigs etc. I have seen and been to places I just wouldn't have bothered if I was in a car.
Iron Maiden at Whitley Bay Ice Rink, and Queen and Status Quo at Newcastle upon Tyne were two of the best events I have ever seen.
Corr, memories are coming flooding back. Now look what you've done.......LOL

H & K's..........Ian

PS. sorry about hyjacking your blog Kmccue07

28 Jun, 2009


we also have a forever filling it withlarge bags of compost, and numerous plants but have to squeeze them in around the buggy,change bag, hubbys HUGE camera bag

Oh the days of popping out being ready in minutes

gorgeous bikes

x x x

28 Jun, 2009


Sorry you won't be able to buy many plants on your vacation kmccue lol. Otherwise you really will be sleeping under the stars if you chuck out your camping gear !! Just don't take too much then you may be able to squeeze one or two plants in there ! Roll on July and enjoy the freedom :))

28 Jun, 2009


Fascinating blog... ~

~ hauling motorcycles on plants ~

yes, that conjures up some great ideas :o)

28 Jun, 2009


Love the bikes, well only wheels i have is my shopping trolley & a pair of feet, but i can get loads of plants init, even though its suppose to be for my shopping your trailer is great.

28 Jun, 2009


Glad you've got your priorities right about what fits where.

28 Jun, 2009


Ian you didn't hyjack my're just on a cruise with me that's all.
I have a cavilier that I've tried to use as a pick up more than once. Now that hubby has a pick up it has been reprieved.
I didn't get a bike until kids were grown and out of the house...there are increased dangers with or without all suggested safety equipment. Didn't want to take the risks until I knew my kids were raised.
I'm still debating about riding on the back of hubby's bike for the trip or to ride my own. Will make the decision when it is closer to time to go.
As far as purchasing plants on the trip...camping gear can be strapped to the top of trailor and plants put inside LOL.

29 Jun, 2009

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