When I don't have 64A, the cargo trailer attached to the MKII, parking it is quite easy. I simply lean it against a stationary object and lock the bike to the stationary object. This stationary object is usually a gate or a bike rack or a lamp post.
I have considered adding a center kickstand to the MKII, but that's a topic for another post, really!
Today, I learned something new about parking the MKII with 64A attached to it. It may sound trivial for some of you veterans out there, but to me it was a valuable lesson.
When parking your bike (without a kickstand) with the cargo trailer attached to it, you may want to...
- Lean the bike towards the stationary object a lot --- more than how much you would normally lean it, when you do not have the trailer attached to the bike.
- AND/OR Secure the bike to the stationary object (in this case the gate) tightly, so that the bike does not move forward/backward/sideways.
Taking these precautions this might eliminate the bike from moving, which can cause the loaded trailer to fall on your foot/feet, when you are loading it or securing your cargo. Believe me, trailer falling on your feet is no fun!
That's all the news in this edition of "Trailer Talk"!
Have a Great Weekend!