Bikes and cars

Right, confession: I am not an MTBist, but I feel you folk are best placed for advice.
I love thrashing round off road on my gravel bike. I sometimes go by car, and just pop down the seats and chuck the bike in. It's an old car, not worried about dirt.
But...if I had a nicer car, how would I keep it "nice" without faffing around with racks? This includes driver's seat, etc.
Thanks in advance.

It's just a hill. Get over it.

Comments

  • hdow
    hdow Posts: 184
    Old carpet to line the back. Rolls up easy. Will soak up oil, mud & water. Let it dry then shake it out to keep clean
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,098
    edited December 2023
    oxoman said:

    ...so I can fit my bike carrier again.

    Yeah, sadly a dislocated shoulder and general oldie knackeration mean that a tailgate rack is my option
    oxoman said:

    I use a mechanics seat cover

    Any recommendations?
    hdow said:

    Old carpet to line the back. Rolls up easy. Will soak up oil, mud & water. Let it dry then shake it out to keep clean

    I hadn't thought of that. Genius.

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,700
    I just use a large tarp in the boot, folded so that it goes up the sides a bit to protect the carpet there.
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    I use a groundsheet meant for use under a tent. It's like a large heavy duty plastic sheet rather than a tarp that is woven material. It's more robust and fully waterproof. The edges have gone raggy after many years use and exposure to UV, heat and cold.
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,098
    I thought you'd all have vans...

    It's just a hill. Get over it.