Combining Riding With Hobbies: Kayaking

Jun 27, 2015 View Comments by

Combining Riding with Hobbies: KayakingMotorcycle-sized Fun –

As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other favorite pastimes into one’s motorcycle tours.

Combining Riding with Hobbies: KayakingFortunately, where there’s a will there’s a way. Surprisingly, there are a number of products out there that allow riders to take maximum advantage of their precious leisure time (and luggage space).

We decided on five different hobbies that also tend to be popular among motorcyclists: fishing, bicycling, photography, golf, and even kayaking. Here is hobby number three…

Advanced Elements PackLite Inflatable Kayak
Some of the best motorcycling roads can be found following the course of rivers or the contours of a lake. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hop off the bike and go for a paddle on a hot summer’s day? With the Advanced Elements PackLite Kayak, one can do just that. It packs down to 11x11x5 inches and weighs just four pounds, easily fitting on a motorcycle. The kayak can be inflated with an electric tire pump or a small bellows foot pump. Once inflated, the kayak measures just under eight feet long and is capable of supporting 250 pounds. The PackLite paddle that goes with it breaks down into four parts for easy packing, too. $299.99 from


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There’s something relentlessly romantic about riding a motorcycle. I’m blessed to know that feeling. With a background in photography and a love for motorcycles, I’m interested in the beauty and honesty of the open road. You’ll find me riding Carolina’s roads on my Suzuki SV650.