2013 Infiniti JX35: So Close
August 01, 2012
My worst obsesive tendencies come out when packing for a long trip. This leads me to unconventional thinking. In this case it produced this attempt to maximize use of the JX's vertical space by standing bikes up tranversely rather than simply laying them down in the storage area (relax, this is a test fit with only one bike -- and it's clean). As you may or may not recall, I need to carry two bikes, two people and bunch of backpacking/climbing gear about 1,500 miles.
Bikes are terribly awkard things...
...and carrying them efficiently is rarely possible. They're too tall to stand up in the cargo area. But I knew if I could get two of them to stand up on the floor I could avoid stacking our other luggage on top of them. And it looked like it was going to be possible:
But it's not:
The door won't close. I hate this.
When packing, I'm irrationally excited when things fit just right and something this close violates my need to have it just so. Back to stacking everything on top.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor