Hi ! I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Liesl and I live in Hartland Michigan. I am married and have 4 kids ranging in ages from 10 to 2. Yesterday I bought a Chariot bike trailer ( for our 40 pound 2 yr old) and I got myself a Trek Navigator bike. I used to ride road bikes and touring bikes
( I am looking to sell my 1986 Nishiki Riviera - probably needs to be posted somewhere else). We went for a ride and it was fabulous. We started riding as a family this summer with out 10 year old and 6 year old riding their own bikes, our 4 year old on a ride along bike and we used to have the 2 year old in a bike seat and it was horrendous! He would fall asleep and be all hunched over or lift up my shirt in the back or tickle me, and the bike I had him on was an old Murray from who knows what year so needless to say tonights ride felt like heaven. We have been doing the Metropark loops and the kids have been keeping up fabulously. I'm probably not up to the level of most of the people here but I love reading the posts. We are gearing up for a vacation in Mackinac so if anyone knows of good rides up there please pass the information on to me - rides of approx. 10-12 miles would be great as the kids can handle that as their max. I look forward to being a member of the bike forums.