I like to ride my bike to where I'm skating. Public transport can be a toil, and when driving I tend to become zoned-out (what we would call 'glaikit' in Scotland) or frustrated; on my bike I tend to arrive warmed-up, alert and ready for some FUCKING ACTION.
But there is the problem of carrying a board on a bike. I have a backpack that I can strap a board to, but it sucks for reasons that I can't be arsed getting into here. Bungee cords leave your board flopping around behind ye. So I got my sewing machine, some velcro and denim, and stitched up this thing to strap my skateboard to my pannier rack. It is a fabric wallet that enfolds the deck
|Skateboard pannier carrier. The central panel is reinforced with a piece of heavyweight cardboard|
|Skateboard in pannier carrier|
|Skateboard strapped to bike pannier, like a sexy skateboard spoiler|
I only ride short distances to go skate - 20 kms is about as much as I can take before I burn through so much energy that the skate becomes pointless. But here is a great wee film of a human-powered bicycle/skate tour of the length of New Zealand from John Rattray's excellent blog.