I took some ribbing for loading up bikes and equipment to have during a recent weekend journey.  It did require some extra effort and even I questioned it as I was strapping the bikes onto the car, but it was worth it.   After all, I’d be burning calories with the normal increased activity of vacation.

The place we visited has bike trails nearby (the people there are lucky to have access to many miles of trails) and I was able to get in two hours total of riding (one hour with my family), see some different scenery and burn a few calories.

All in all, not a bad trade-off.