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    Tandem double-trailer rig

    Here's an interesting rig that I saw this last weekend on the Blue Water Ramble event.



    That's two adults and two kids on a consist of a tandem bike, pulling a trail-a-bike, pulling a regular kids' trailer. Do you need a commercial truck-driver's license to pilot this thing? They did the 40-mile route, and could move along pretty darn fast.

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    It's called drafting
    Pretty sure there's atleast one with that setup on this forum... I know I've seen pics of a similar setup.

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    Must be fun to parallel park!
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    Been to many tandem rallies. Not an unusual sight. Saw a triple hauling a 2-seat Adams trail-a-bike + a trailer. Now that's l-o-n-g!

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    I'm often tempted to try this with my rig - me on the horrible hybrid, my daughter on her tag-along and the dog in his trailer. Any thoughts on how stupid that'd be? The difference being it's just me doing the hard work. (seriously - I'm happy to take risks with me but not the lass).

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    Used to pull a trail-a-bike behind the tandem, neighbors called it the Seuss-mobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougG View Post

    That's two adults and two kids on a consist of a tandem bike, pulling a trail-a-bike, pulling a regular kids' trailer. Do you need a commercial truck-driver's license to pilot this thing? They did the 40-mile route, and could move along pretty darn fast.
    Thats more than 2 adults- It looks like two strong lads as motive power. But I am not surprised they only did the 40 miler. That looks heavy.
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    The Metal Cowboy, Joe Kurmaskie, tours transcontinentally this way. From this summer's Trans-Canada trip: a triple, trail-a-bike and trailer:



    If you've never read him, check out his web site and try some of the short stories or something from his blog. I guarantee you'll want to buy his books. I'm eagerly awaiting the book from this summer's trip.
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