So, to test it out as to how it does pulling a trailer, we did the grocery run with the Allez and the trailer, since my Schwinn is down right now anyway, and it did well! I'm thinking the Schwinn just got downgraded to a commuting bike only. That allows me to do a few things to it anyway.
Here's the Allez with about 55 pounds of groceries in the trailer....it did just fine! As you know, I use a kid trailer for touring, simply because I got a fantastic deal on the trailer......and it worked out so well, I decided to stick with it.
Here we are all set up with the basic set up for touring as well...
It's a good set up, and the Allez is just plain more comfortable to ride for me. We're thinking about a little tour in a couple of weeks and a shakedown short tour next weekend for a weekend camping trip.
One funny story out of todays ride. Some old guy apparently didn't like us being in the road. He passed us, pulled into a parking lot and walked the curb, screaming at me that taking my kids out on the road was just too dangerous (No kids in the trailer, just groceries). He also did a jerk toward the wife on her trike with his Escalade on the way by. Gotta love the jerks in their huge SUV's that think they own the road. He actually came real close to getting maced.....I thought he was actually going to try to knock me off the bike. Would have been a great time to have some video from the camera, huh?