On http://visforvoltage.org/forum/4399-xm3500-role-call#comment-25654 I asked about whether the XM 3500 can have trunk/luggage capacity enough for four bags of groceries.
I've been thinking about this for awhile with my motorcycles. My goal is to replace 90% or more of the usage of my car. This summer I've managed to avoid driving my car for almost everything but for about 5 days out of the whole summer. There's a couple kinds of things people use cars for that are difficult with a motorcycle
- Grocery shopping and other large item transport
- Long trips
- Trips in the rain ('weather')
- Carrying lots of passengers
For my grocery shopping I'm using a bicycle with a trailer. Long trips are where I've been driving the car, also on days where I'm running late enough that I need the speed the car gives me.
How do others handle these kinds of issues on a scooter or motorcycle? Or, in general, how do you do this without driving a car or otherwise without using gasoline?