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I cycle a lot, commuting. Also cycle weekends and holidays.
So now things are opening up a bit I thought I needed to find a way of getting away with my bikes.
I'm not a fan of roofracks or bootracks both have their obvious drawbacks, drag and wet bikes.
So I dismantled an old bootrack and adopted for use inside my leaf.
With the back seats folds and protected with foam treaded mats
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Front wheels out and forks clamped into the two clamps here, the bikes are eased in rear first with the seat back fully protected with the foam tread mats
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Bikes safely stowed, trip planned.
Headed for loch tay yesterday, Kenmore.
Parked up opposite the eon charge points and checked out the eon app to possibly charge while away cycling only to find they need a minimum 拢15.00 in your account.
Headed out on the bikes along the south side of loch tay an out and back route with a detour to the falls of acharn on the way back
Opting not to give eon a minimum 拢15. We headed to aberfeldy to the CPS chademo charger, 25 minutes later back to 90% and heading home.
A 135 mile round trip with a bit of motorway and a picturesque part through the sma Glen 馃榾
It's easy in an EV
 

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Trip two central Scotland to Cannich, Glen Affric.
168 miles, 2 charging stops 1. Kingussie with 40% still in the tank. 2. Inverness just to make sure we had plenty for the return.
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Fully loaded with two bikes, a large 5 man tent and two Aldi folding chairs 馃榾

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Tent up, Sun out and bikes ready to go.
Three days of Sun and cycling in Scotland.
Return trip with two charges 1. Inverness rapid 2. Pitlochry rapid.
 

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I looked at a Leaf about a year ago and thought with the front wheels off, and the back seats down, there'd be enough room for the bikes to go diagonally, if you rotated the handlebars.

Perhaps that's not the case if you've had to mount them that way.
 

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I looked at a Leaf about a year ago and thought with the front wheels off, and the back seats down, there'd be enough room for the bikes to go diagonally, if you rotated the handlebars.

Perhaps that's not the case if you've had to mount them that way.
I've not tried them diagonally. My reasons for using the part of the rack was to ensure they didn't touch/damage anything inside the car and were firmly secured so no movement when driving. They just make it in as it is with handlebars partially removed. So far I have to say it's been really easy getting then in and out and from the outside you can't tell they are in there 馃榾
 
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