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    Senior Member LCI_Brian's Avatar
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    Anyone Pull Kid(s) in a Trailer?

    I've got a 1.5 year old son who loves being pulled around in the Burley trailer. We can get a good 10 miles in before he needs to get out and start running around. (But if we stop at a park mid-ride, then I can't get him back in the trailer!) Even with a short ride, Daddy still gets a workout because of all the weight he's pulling up hills - even passing some other riders uphill on occasion!

    I usually do a ride leaving from the house, since the extra time being strapped in the car seat limits our riding time when driving somewhere for a remote ride. Or if I think he'll still be happy after a drive, we'll drive down to the Newport Back Bay and do a ride there, along with a little out-and-back on the San Diego Creek trail.

    Anyone else pull their little one in a trailer?

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    Queen of France Indolent58's Avatar
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    I used to but my boys are rather large now.

    I used the Burley until combined weight of then both started to push the 90lb weight limit. I only rode on bike trails though - open roads were too spooky for my tastes. It's a great workout dragging the little boat anchors!

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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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    we've used those for midnight madness rides, but not for towing kids, but our cooler full of beers.

    I'm sure once I become a dad one day, I'll be towing my kid around til he's old enough to pedal a tandom.

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    I ride with my son (5 1/2) on a trail-a-bike and my wife takes our 19-month old on a topeak rear seat. I find the rear seat better than a trailer as it takes up less space on the path.

    YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb5ql
    I ride with my son (5 1/2) on a trail-a-bike and my wife takes our 19-month old on a topeak rear seat. I find the rear seat better than a trailer as it takes up less space on the path.

    YMMV.
    Sort of a toss up, they problem with the rear seat, if your bike takes a tumble, so does the seat, that's a good 3-4 foot fall. The trailer won't take the fall, so there are advantages and disadvantages to both.

    Just everyone, make sure the kids have helmets in either case, please.
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10
    Sort of a toss up, they problem with the rear seat, if your bike takes a tumble, so does the seat, that's a good 3-4 foot fall. The trailer won't take the fall, so there are advantages and disadvantages to both.

    Just everyone, make sure the kids have helmets in either case, please.
    When I was back East I went down on ice with the Burley in tow. My son thought dad was really funny. A bike seat would have been ugly though.

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    You could always pull people on a couch Lucas Brunelle style:

    http://digave.com/videos/index.htm (scroll down to "the couch")


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    I pull my kid around...but dangit! All he likes is going up hills. I currently (at this second) don't have a rig to pull him. I need to rebuild one of my bikes as a trailer-hauler again. Great training.
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