Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
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Any recent experience using a kid trailer for touring? I've been thinking, perhaps there might be one advantage not mentioned.....
Car clearance. I've noticed cars giving me a lot wider berth while pulling a kid trailer for errands, and groceries vs the minimum when I use bags or panniers for local stuff. Thus far, I've been doing weekend tours but am planning a longer tour in May. I'm willing to put up with the parachute effect, and can pull the gear for doth my wife and myself with her using a bag set. She rides a recumbent trike and I ride a more standard DF bike. I'm thinking the psychological factor of the drivers thinking we have kids in the trailer may well be an additional safety factor! Thoughts?
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