Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes: Marin, Kidarooz, Trek rocket and 247
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I like your idea, but it seems too long. My 1 1/2 year old seems to give up after 3-4 hours so about 30-40 miles. The trouble is you don't want to go much over 10mph for safety of the kids. So when you could be flying down that hill at 35 mph with all that weight you should probably only go 15mph. And going up the hills at 10mph can be hard. This makes a century take over ten hours with bathroom breaks, diaper changes, and dealing with issues. I like the idea of taking them for 3 hours then having someone meet you and watch them while you finish the century.
What about a 50-60 ride on a tandem/ burley piccolo with just your 6 year old? You could go faster, have help, talk with your child while you ride, and pull less weight. You could practice with your 6 yr old by pulling the trailer on 20-30 mile trips with occasional park stop.
Last edited by Bicycletrain; 01-20-12 at 07:28 PM.