My wife and I are planning a trip next summer, we live in the east and are going to take off without any real agenda, just go which ever way we are pointed. We want to do some hiking and here is the problem. Where do we stash our gear, helmets, jackets, etc.If we ride ? We have traveled many miles on our motorcycles and always have the same problem, side cases full, top case full, don't want to just walk off and leave our expensive gear hanging on the bike. So, the wife wants to drive her Mini Cooper, it gets great milage and has plenty of room for all our stuff and we can lock the doors and hike, sightsee etc. I say the Mini is fun but you just don't get the same sense of adventure as riding. Any ideas to help me sway her back to riding instead of driving ?