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Postby MissMX5 » Thu May 24, 2007 5:19 pm

Hi All

I joined the forum as was thinking of selling my MX5 (10th Anniversary edition with low milage) .. however after reading the messages on here having second thoughts!

Off up north for the weekend and my friend seems to think we can fit a bike rack and 2 bikes on the back of my wee car? Suggested that I could borrow my Mums mazda 323 instead but think she thought I was being an old bore.

Anyone managed to carry 2 bikes on a MX5? We are travelling from Edinburgh to Killin.
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Postby Wesly » Thu May 24, 2007 5:26 pm

PM'd you Trish

oh and of course... Welcome! :)
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Postby Richardn » Thu May 24, 2007 5:26 pm

Great another 10ae :mrgreen: Don't sell it

You can carry 2 bikes on a 5. How long you going for, may be cheaper to hire the bikes than buy a rack.

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Postby MissMX5 » Thu May 24, 2007 5:31 pm

Thanks Richard,

Yes noticed you had the same car.. bet yours is in better shape than mine. Could do with some TLC which is why I thought I should check out this site if I am going to sell it..

My friend has a bike rack already.. I was just a bit nervous about two girlies trying to fit it and that the bikes might fall off the back!

Enjoyed reading some of the messages on here.. sounds like you all have lots of fun.

Might tart the car up and keep it afterall.

Trish
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Postby Wesly » Thu May 24, 2007 5:47 pm

MissMX5 wrote:
Might tart the car up and keep it afterall.

Trish


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Postby sgibson » Thu May 24, 2007 6:06 pm

You can fit a Saris Bones bike rack to an Mx5 and carry up to 3 bikes on it.

I personally go the free route!

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Postby Rugger » Thu May 24, 2007 6:56 pm

Sell your 5.......... :shock: :shock: ............anyways welcome to the madhouse :P
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Postby poing » Thu May 24, 2007 8:32 pm

No no no, never sell the 5, just buy a second one and then you and your friend can use the sgibson method of bike carrying :wink:

Oh and welcome to the forum, pull up a seat and let someone buy you a drink :D
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Postby MissMX5 » Thu May 24, 2007 9:20 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome - trying the bike rack at 8am tomorrow so will let you know how it goes.. might take some photos!

And being a girlie I am just 'thinking' of selling the car so obviously I will need to go round lots of dealers and test drive a few of the new Mini's and maybe a new MX5 and decide to keep mine afterall!
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Postby DouglasH » Thu May 24, 2007 9:31 pm

Hello and welcome Trish, you should be ok fitting a bike rack and two bikes, if you can't you will be able to hire bikes from the Canoe and Bike hire shop in Killin, no offence to the Callander shop, but how do you get the bikes from Callander to Killin without a rack. :wink: (yeah yeah I know you can cycle, what about the car & luggage)
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Postby MissMX5 » Thu May 24, 2007 9:52 pm

Thanks Douglas

My friend and I are in training for the Rob Roy challenge at the end of June so are going up to do a reccy of the route.. we could hire bikes but kind of fancy doing the training on our own bikes.

Should be fun driving up with 2 bikes on the car :lol:
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Postby Detritus » Fri May 25, 2007 12:51 am

Hi. :D

Welcome to the forum.

You'll probably regret it if you don't keep the 5.

Just think of all those warm sunny days with a tin roof!!!

I've had a mini, the 5 is better. :P
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Postby frank boyle » Fri May 25, 2007 4:24 pm

Welcome to the club.

Apart from messing about with my MX-5, cycling is one of my other things, but I have never even tried to get a bike on the wee car.

For anyone else who might be reading this and is as small minded as me, my rufty tufty mountain bike is silver too. My road bike, regretably , is metallic blue, but it does have a lot of silver bits!!!!

Is there a web site for this rob roy challenge, it sounds like a load of fun.

Anyway, dont hire a bike for distance runs, its never as good as your own, and usually results in a stiff back and a sore bum.
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Postby malcolm » Fri May 25, 2007 8:24 pm

Everybody head over to killin and blast out some queen music


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Postby PaulDS » Fri May 25, 2007 8:40 pm

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Postby MissMX5 » Sun May 27, 2007 12:41 pm

Thanks for the replies and 'cheeky' comments!

Managed to get 2 bikes on the bike rack no problem at all! Great drive from Edinburgh, we stayed at a friends place on the south side of loch tay (between Killin and Kenmore) part of the route on the Roy Roy challenge .. yesterday cycled 26 miles including the south loch road .. don't know if any of you guys have driven it but hard and hilly on a bicycle! Good training for the event tho! See link below - come join us on the day....

http://www.robroychallenge.com/

Another mad event - bit too tough for me!

http://www.artemisgreatkindrochit.com/

Or just a cycling event..

http://www.artemishighland100.com/the-c ... ation.html

On the drive back we managed to squeeze everything in the boot so drove back to Edin with the top off.. only spotted 3 other 5 s all with top on! And a gorgeous red Ferrari ..

Decided not to sell the car afterall realised I just need to get out of the city more often :D
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Postby Robin » Sun May 27, 2007 1:29 pm

Welcome MissMX5, and pardon our resident Queen fan...who is touring Skye..in a Punto :D
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Postby don.b » Sun May 27, 2007 2:04 pm

Robin wrote:..in a Punto :D



A red Punto I hope :lol:


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Postby Malc » Sun May 27, 2007 2:53 pm

MissMX5 wrote:Thanks for the replies and 'cheeky' comments!

yesterday cycled 26 miles including the south loch road .. don't know if any of you guys have driven it but hard and hilly on a bicycle!


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I've ridden this road many times - less normal traffic, but watch out for tractors in the middle of the road. :shock:
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Postby findlay » Sun May 27, 2007 2:54 pm

Welcome to the forum... If you're in Edinburgh you should head up to Knockhill on Friday evening for a spectate or a hurl round from some of us!

Good to see the 5 getting the bikes chucked on it. I cheat, I put my bike in the boot of my estate car :oops: :lol:
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