Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: eastern Massachusetts
Bikes: Rans V-Rex
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Too big for bike seat, too small for a bike...?
Now that we're settled in our new house in an area with plenty of great cycling, my two boys (5 & 3) want to do bike rides with Daddy. I am contemplating seeking out a tandem bike like a used Burley Zydeco or Trek T900 for the very tall 5 year old to ride with me. My carpal tunnel'd right wrist should be able to handle an upright seating position for some amount of time, I hope. Another option would be to get a very upright sitting bike for me and a used trail-a-bike type for the 5 year old to ride. A Burley Piccolo would probably work with my recumbent.
The 3 year old is more of a challenge. Again, being big for his age (>90th percentile height) he won't fit in a seat on a bike. I wouldn't trust him on a trail-a-bike or as the stoker on a tandem since he's way too impulsive. Is my only option a $$$ bike trailer for him? If I could afford it I would pick up a Hase Trets which would be a great solution as it would work with my 'bent but alas those are out of the budget.