My husband said we should get a hitch installed on my Xterra so we can put on a bike rack. Okay. I shopped around. U-haul was the cheapest (half the price of Nissan!). We got the works, because--as my husband said--we might want to actually tow a trailer some day. Okay, whatever. I spent three hours at U-haul while it was being installed.
Next came the bike rack. We had bought one at Walmart, but when my husband attached it to the hitch, it wobbled. A lot. Back it went. He searched Amazon and found one specifically made for our size hitch, and it promised to be wobble-free.
That came in the mail Wednesday. He promptly took off early from work, assembled it and it worked. Wobble-free. Problem is: it attaches with a nut and bolt. Not too easy to take on and off, but easy enough for someone to steal. Hmmm… Now he’s looking at finding a locking bolt. Yes, they’re out there. And for our model of rack.
Who knew two bikes would cost us so much money, time, and effort? Ah, but let me tell you, it sure is a lot easier to tote those bikes now!
We rode 11 miles on Wednesday (yep, my butt was feeling it). I hope we get out on Sunday (since I’ll be at a writers meeting on Saturday). Looks to be a great weekend--weather-wise.
So…have you spent an unexpected amount of money on something lately? Care to share?
Have a good weekend! Go biking!!