Found a sweet deal from someone at work and finally got the gumption to strap it on the mountain bike and lug the kiddos somewhere.
A 3 year old strapped in with a 10 month old... riding on the paved trails... what could go wrong?
And, from me to you, my lessons learned.
- Do not put this on your fancy road bike. It's not made to fit every bike and it will scratch the hell out of a nice bike. Mountain bike approved from Falkee Tri! Lucky for me I didn't even try to put it on my nice road bike.
- Make sure you have in flight entertainment for kids of all ages.
- Go out at temperature appropriate times. I was in the mindset of trying it when the kids would cooperate. Wrong time of the day even at 11am around these parts. Too hot!
- 3 year old approved fun entertainment. "Go faster daddy!" Good times.
- 10 month not so approved. He had an ok time on the way out. He was in a HURRY to go back. Provided a nice police siren effect.
- Find paved trails to ride on. Lugging a trailer is definitely not stable and in no way would I want to be on a road with this rig and setup. Lucky for me I live close to some paved trails that have shade from trees for the most part.
- My mountain bike needs a tuneup. BADLY! Shifting sucked and it kept slipping gears. Kind of made it difficult to climb up simple hills and find the comfortable gear...
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