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training and kiddie trailers...(5 posts)

training and kiddie trailers...woodes
Apr 24, 2002 6:59 AM
Has anyone hooked their road bike up to a kiddie trailer for training and to spend time with their kids? My only concern is stress on the bike frame (my tubing is Columbus Genius)...any thoughts would be appreciated.
Good strength trainingSoftrider
Apr 24, 2002 7:18 AM
My son and I do alot of riding with a trail-a-bike, and it is a really good workout for me. I'm sure that a trailer would be the same. It is a great way to spend time with the kids and get in some riding at the same time.

As far as stress on the bike, I don't think it will be a problem. I know alot of people that have used them, and nobody has ever had any problems.
re: training and kiddie trailers...xxl
Apr 24, 2002 7:32 AM
Do it, and be ready for a phenomenal workout. It's not so much grueling as it is quietly exhausting, but it will improve your regular riding like you won't believe. Just drop a gear or two until your knees get used to the added weight.

You have a good solid frame that can definitely handle the trailer. Paint job at the connection point is maybe another thing, but believe me, your kid(s) will love it, and that is worth the price of touch-up paint.

Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen, and snacks. We'd always make a day of it, packing picnic lunches and such. After you and I are dead and gone, when your children are old themselves, they will look back with great fondness on the memories you'll be making. Best of luck to you.
Does kid get sprayed w/ pebbles?kenyee
Apr 24, 2002 12:52 PM
Just a curiosity question. A friend trailered his kid recently, but the kid had sunglasses on. No crying or anything, but I wonder...
Does kid get sprayed w/ pebbles?woodes
Apr 25, 2002 7:09 AM
most trailer have a mesh flap that covers the front so air gets in, but not rocks, etc...