Sunday, July 18, 2021

When downsizing works: Burley Travoy in action

 On Friday, I towed my guitar to the Eastside Jewish Commons to teach music for a local day camp.
THIS was the purpose for which I'd sold my kiddie trailer and acquired a used Burley Travoy.
It worked like a dream.

Tying the guitar down was easy, using the gaps between the plastic backing and the aluminum frame to weave a couple of John's Irish straps (available from Rivendell Bicycle Works) and a really long strap left over from my Surly Big Dummy.

Next weekend, I have two gigs that will require me to bring the guitar, a mic stand, a vocal mic and a small amp with all the cords. I will probably just toss the mic and cords in my saddlebag, put the mini-amp up front in the basket and tow the guitar as shown here. I'll try and get photos to let you know how it all works out.

Happy riding!

1 comment:

B.J. and JoLynn Ondo said...

Lot's of gear for such a compact looking trailer, well done!! LOL, I still use a old Burley Kiddie trailer that I stripped down, bolted on some steel bracing to the frame and attach are very large TUB with lid to!! It's a good FOOD and larger items hauler but quite large! Enjoy your gigs, wished I'd learned to play a guitar before I got old and full of arthritis! Happy Riding back at you! :)