|Bike trailer - made the switch||TypeOne|
Jul 31, 2003 10:11 AM
|Last weekend was my first trip out with my 9mo daughter in a Burley trailer. I commute and I raced until this season, so I was somewhat serious and competitive out there. Now I'm one of those slow guys on the MUT (sigh).
I am nervous about riding on any roadway with the baby. I guess I imagined that I would work on some power dragging this extra weight along, but I didn't realize how the handling would be different. I can't accelerate, turn or stop quickly, which leaves only the local trails for rides. Instead, I'm puttering along at 15 mph or less with the rollerbladers and getting no real training benefit. I was a little discouraged by this at first, but when I saw how much my daughter loved the trip, I was hooked. Now I'm one of those slow guys that hears "on your left" constantly, and I'm going again this weekend. Anyone else made the switch?
|different kinds of riding||ColnagoFE|
Jul 31, 2003 10:27 AM
|i still go out on my own or with a group if i want a real workout. you can get a workout pulling a trailer, but don't count on it. i have a trailer and a trail-a-bike. lots of sundays i will take the kids and my wife for a ride downtown or around the MUTs. It's fun, but not much exercise. The kids love it though. I also regularly ride my cruiser in weekly night ride. it's more social than anything. more of a celebration of the bike. it's all good. just ride something.|
|For work out try pulling her up a hill. It works for me nm||kilimanjaro|
Jul 31, 2003 4:04 PM
|Is she old enough?||djg|
Jul 31, 2003 4:18 PM
|I seem to recall our pediatrician suggesting something on the order of 12 months--you might want to ask yours.|
|re: Bike trailer - made the switch||MWM|
Aug 1, 2003 6:21 AM
|I thought I was getting no training at first too. Trust me, the trailer drag builds strength even at MUT speeds. I think you'll notice it in a few weeks. My youngest daughter still rides in the trailer and I'll miss it when she can't anymore. MUT's and trailers go together well. I still don't like trailers on the road even after 8 years pulling them.|| |