HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

Carrying hockey gear on a motorbike?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-25-2009, 10:16 AM
  #1
night-timer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 154
vCash: 500
Carrying hockey gear on a motorbike?

I am about to buy a motorbike, which will be my only form of transport. I would like to know if anyone here rides and has carried their hockey bag and stick on a two-wheeler.

For bike fans, strictly speaking it's a scooter that I'm getting (albeit a maxi scooter - the Suzuki Burgman 650), not a road bike.

I am not sure if it can be done, but one local player said it might be possible if I buy one of the backpack styles of hockey bags.

The Suzuki has loads of under-seat storage, but not enough for an entire hockey outfit, and then there's the issue of lugging the stick somehow.

Any advice from bike riders?

night-timer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-25-2009, 10:27 AM
  #2
CptKirk
[insert joke here]
 
CptKirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC.
Country: United States
Posts: 8,306
vCash: 501
Yeah, you should be able to do it with the backpack style. Just so long as you're not a goalie you should be fine.

You'll have to strap the stick to the bag somehow though.

May I recommend a cheap used car instead?

Another thought is that some rinks have rentable storage at the rink. That could be an option as well, though much less convenient for maintaining equipment.

CptKirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-25-2009, 11:47 AM
  #3
IniNew
 
IniNew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Keller
Country: United States
Posts: 337
vCash: 500
After looking at the scooter, the backpack is the option for the bag, but the stick is going to take some creative thinking.

I don't know how comfortable you are with modifying the body of the scooter, but a simple bolt with a PVC ring, and a PVC cap mounted on the side of the body would hold the stick well. I'll throw an image together to show you what I am talking about.

Like I said, it will take some modifications, and this is a rough image.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ter_hockey.jpg


Last edited by IniNew: 01-25-2009 at 12:04 PM.
IniNew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-25-2009, 02:59 PM
  #4
nullterm
Registered User
 
nullterm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,537
vCash: 500
I worked with a guy that rode his motorbike to hockey with his gear. Even in the rain, and Vancouver gets alot of rain. Everyone, including me, either were really impressed or thought he was nuts.

nullterm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-25-2009, 03:48 PM
  #5
87vert
 
87vert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 230
vCash: 500
Im not sure about the backpack. That is quite alot of weight that will be high up on the bike. Might make the bike handle differently.

Maybe just have a friend bring it?

87vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-25-2009, 03:57 PM
  #6
BadHammy*
MSL For Hart!
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Right Behind Me!
Posts: 10,444
vCash: 500
Get a car, problem solved. If all else fails, hitch a ride to the rink with friends.

BadHammy* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-29-2009, 02:43 AM
  #7
BlueBeard
Registered User
 
BlueBeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 2,706
vCash: 50
Your best bet is having a friend take anything that you cannot fit into the storage compartment to the rink for you, especially the stick(s). Packing the light items in a backpack could be ok as well. I would not modify the scooter to carry sticks. You may say "it's just a scooter" and "sticks do not weigh that much" but these machines are desgined with specific weight balances as is. Adding things like Saddlebags or extra storage containers on the bike will alter the handling characteristics especially if not balanced properly an ad hoc stick carrier could really be disasterous.

Motorcycles are dangerous enough, especially if you're a beginning rider, it's best not to add any more little factors that can throw you off until you are fully comfortable. Get in as much practice as you can unloaded and loaded up so you know how the bike will react in both situations.

If you're a new rider, welcome to the two wheeled world. You'll either be scared crapless in no time flat, or be hooked for life. Just remember to gear up and ride smart out there.

BlueBeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-29-2009, 02:59 AM
  #8
Johnny Canucker
Registered User
 
Johnny Canucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,158
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by night-timer View Post
I am about to buy a motorbike, which will be my only form of transport. I would like to know if anyone here rides and has carried their hockey bag and stick on a two-wheeler.

For bike fans, strictly speaking it's a scooter that I'm getting (albeit a maxi scooter - the Suzuki Burgman 650), not a road bike.

I am not sure if it can be done, but one local player said it might be possible if I buy one of the backpack styles of hockey bags.

The Suzuki has loads of under-seat storage, but not enough for an entire hockey outfit, and then there's the issue of lugging the stick somehow.

Any advice from bike riders?
my advice is ........................Please dont be on any road that I am driving on at the same time. Thank you.

Johnny Canucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.