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11-20-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By Tim199

I'm curious about the actual evidence as well. It...

I'm curious about the actual evidence as well. It is the standard advice from pediatricians, so I stuck to that. They are a trained professional so I trust them unless I have specific evidence they...
09-25-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tim199

I have a Bontrager trunk bag with fold out...

I have a Bontrager trunk bag with fold out panniers. Since I'm almost always biking with my kids, and I like extra ice water even when I'm not, I use it all the time. I usually have one or two 40 oz...
09-25-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,115
Posted By Tim199

You have to try really hard to roll a chariot...

You have to try really hard to roll a chariot over. I've never managed it, but one of my friends did. Both kids just hung there upside down in their 5 point harnesses, were totally fine, and yelling...
09-25-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
Posted By Tim199

I have a friend that has the 2 seat Weehoo and...

I have a friend that has the 2 seat Weehoo and likes it. It's a lot of weight to pull, but not really that much more than a single tag along. The biggest problem is it only has pedals on one of the...
09-08-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,115
Posted By Tim199

I really like mine. My two kids are 40 lbs each...

I really like mine. My two kids are 40 lbs each plus the carrier and that gets tough on the hills. Luckily it's fairly flat where I am. Also they're about to big to fit in it, but they still like to...
08-27-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Tim199

I don't have any experience with those racks, so...

I don't have any experience with those racks, so I can only respond to the general questions. If you have the hatchback version, then the tilting function is almost a necessity. It's hard to plan...
08-24-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tim199

Thanks for the input everyone. For the record...

Thanks for the input everyone. For the record mine are 5 and they are pretty close to being able to consistently ride in a straight line, but not one handed, that's a good thing to work on. The...
08-23-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tim199

What age/abilities needed to ride in a bike lane?

I was wondering what abilities you would look for to be sure that kids could safely ride in a marked bike lane on the road. The specific road in question has a 35 mile an hour speed limit but cars...
08-16-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,313
Posted By Tim199

I agree personally, though maybe taking the kids...

I agree personally, though maybe taking the kids away goes too far. A lot of bikers prefer the kid seat things to trailers because trailers are too slow and catch the wind, but I just think bikes tip...
08-12-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,313
Posted By Tim199

Since your oldest is nearly ready to ride on his...

Since your oldest is nearly ready to ride on his own and the youngest are the twins, the trail a bike with a trailer behind is the most likely scenario. That or oldest riding on his own with the...
08-06-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,438
Posted By Tim199

I use SPDs, like others learning to use them was...

I use SPDs, like others learning to use them was over before I clipped in and out the 15 times the LBS recommended, but getting used to them took a little longer. I also set the release to the...
08-06-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tim199

Ahh ok, I get it. I think you'll like either the...

Ahh ok, I get it. I think you'll like either the Chariot or the better Burley models. Since you're already getting a carrier that can do stroller mode, look into the in between strollers for her....
08-04-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tim199

Wait, do you want to walk more or run? If just...

Wait, do you want to walk more or run? If just walking, the extra weight won't matter much for the added conveniences. Rain shield for the kids is probably the biggest factor unless you have really...
08-04-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,592
Posted By Tim199

I don't have nearly as much experience as atbman,...

I don't have nearly as much experience as atbman, but I agree, just a hold on the upper back and light pressure from two fingers on the neck was enough to teach my two to ride. They quickly learned...
08-04-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,651
Posted By Tim199

I also put mine in a trailer, so they had easy...

I also put mine in a trailer, so they had easy access to water and couldn't throw the cup out. When they were in the jogging stroller we had straps that went around the sippy cup so when they dropped...
05-27-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By Tim199

I did this regularly for relatively limited...

I did this regularly for relatively limited grocery shopping with my two kids and a Chariot trailer. If I had gotten panniers earlier I could have gotten larger amounts of groceries.

I sort of...
05-27-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,611
Posted By Tim199

My local bike store had a few different options...

My local bike store had a few different options when I bought them. I went and looked at the kids bikes and the water bottle holders don't have any brand name on them. If the fit is within about an...
05-09-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,388
Posted By Tim199

Are you used to pulling a trailer or will that be...

Are you used to pulling a trailer or will that be new? They are pretty heavy with a child in them and make hills much more difficult. I would guess a 21 speed bike would have pretty low gears for...
04-16-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,444
Posted By Tim199

Maybe that specific Burley isn't worth it if you...

Maybe that specific Burley isn't worth it if you have to buy all that, but a Burley is enough higher quality that if you put the money into the tires and hitch you'd have a better trailer than the...
01-21-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By Tim199

Why not just contact them and ask? Disney has...

Why not just contact them and ask? Disney has pretty good customer service. There's a contact link on the downtown disney website.
01-21-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,172
Posted By Tim199

That is one of the coolest things I've seen in a...

That is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. Kids getting exercise while getting to school.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,688
Posted By Tim199

It's undefined in the sense that there is no real...

It's undefined in the sense that there is no real number that provides the desired solution, but that doesn't mean it can't be analyzed usefully at another level.



It doesn't need to involve...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,688
Posted By Tim199

Saying the mpg is infinity is perfectly...

Saying the mpg is infinity is perfectly reasonable because the limit as the gas consumed goes to zero is indeed described as infinity. Depends on how careful you want to be about your limit being a...
08-23-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By Tim199

My friend flipped his trailer with his two kids...

My friend flipped his trailer with his two kids in it on a MUP. I can't remember how he flipped it, I assume a curb of some kind. The kids were so secure in their 5 point harnesses that they just...
06-17-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tim199

Yes the manuals say "consult your pediatrician"...

Yes the manuals say "consult your pediatrician" about anything faster than strolling. Buck, passed!, but your pediatrician is almost certain to say don't do it until at least a year for the reasons...
Forum: Foo
04-28-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,457
Posted By Tim199

If you're still looking into this, I agree...

If you're still looking into this, I agree hacksaw blades aren't what you want, but bread knives are a somewhat common project woodworkers make. You can buy blade kits or you can cut up pieces of the...
04-13-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,090
Posted By Tim199

I only have experience with the Chariot myself...

I only have experience with the Chariot myself and have a friend that has a Burley. The Wike looks like a decent option. I think you're right about it being taller. They mention that in their...
04-13-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,776
Posted By Tim199

I might consider the double anyway in your...

I might consider the double anyway in your situation. If you're getting any of the better trailers the double models seem to hold their value better for resale. Plus you can sit a child in the middle...
08-31-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tim199

I really don't think it's as bad as all that....

I really don't think it's as bad as all that. While there are probably snobby roadies just like snobby anything else, more likely they're just focused on their ride. While you and others like to...
08-31-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Tim199

That does sound like a great trip, but there's...

That does sound like a great trip, but there's very little information in the post other than a mangled URL that may or may not be spammy. It would be nice to get more details.
08-10-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 49,389
Posted By Tim199

I have a friend that was pulled over and ticketed...

I have a friend that was pulled over and ticketed for nothing other than having the plate blocked by the bike carrier. She had local plates and the officer stated he was pulling her over because her...
07-29-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By Tim199

Mine didn't have good luck with keeping their...

Mine didn't have good luck with keeping their helmets up at 13 months either. I found that the helmet coming down over their eyes thing stopped as they got older and could push it up themselves and...
07-04-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,696
Posted By Tim199

I don't have the experience of a lot of the other...

I don't have the experience of a lot of the other people here, but I decided to go for the clip less mostly for fitness to workout a lesser used set of leg muscles, plus the extra efficiency. I was...
06-30-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Tim199

Sounds like a combination of your bike and your...

Sounds like a combination of your bike and your fitness level. Definitely go get a physical and clearance for vigorous exercise from your doctor if you haven't had one recently. Then you have two...
06-28-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,131
Posted By Tim199

Hah, I knew someone had to have tried this. Have...

Hah, I knew someone had to have tried this. Have any pictures you'd care to share?
06-28-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,131
Posted By Tim199

Those Yuba Monkey Bars with a trailer or trail a...

Those Yuba Monkey Bars with a trailer or trail a bike in tow is probably your best bet.

I've also seen a bike with a trail a bike also towing a trailer. That would make one in the front seat, one...
06-28-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,156
Posted By Tim199

Nice link thanks. Yeah spatial reasoning was...

Nice link thanks. Yeah spatial reasoning was specifically what I was thinking. My thought was toy blocks, wooden, Legos, whatever, but if video games works, fine. Blocks have been said to be the most...
06-13-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,248
Posted By Tim199

Yeah that happens too, but as said above, you're...

Yeah that happens too, but as said above, you're required as your part of the insurance contract to notify them and let them make the choice. Of course, getting caught not reporting it would be hard...
06-13-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By Tim199

Congratulations, have fun. Don't worry...

Congratulations, have fun.


Don't worry about the gears. Just find one you can get going easy enough in and at a reasonable speed. That's probably the smaller front one and one of the bigger to...
06-13-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Tim199

My guess is his section of Catalunya is no more...

My guess is his section of Catalunya is no more flat than the surrounding areas either. I visited the church on nearby Tibidabo a decade back or so. Wish I had more time to spend in Catalunya.
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06-12-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Tim199

I used Runkeeper before I got a cyclocomputer and...

I used Runkeeper before I got a cyclocomputer and found it to be pretty good. I think they hemmed themselves in a bit with the name when it does just as well with biking as running. The only thing I...
06-08-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,156
Posted By Tim199

While there is indeed an innate difference...

While there is indeed an innate difference between the sexes, there is an amazing amount of pressure for children to conform to gender role norms as well. Once you start noticing it, it's probably...
06-08-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Tim199

My recollection is that they were called paddle...

My recollection is that they were called paddle boats, and Wikipedia confirms that and says the Brits call them pedalo's. I also recall the issues downtube mentions, but I'd be optimistic you could...
06-08-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,974
Posted By Tim199

The original poster seems to have gotten his...

The original poster seems to have gotten his question answered, but these things sometimes take on a life of their own so I thought I'd add my experience. Short version I too came to the conclusion...
03-27-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By Tim199

I think you could figure out a way to rig a flat...

I think you could figure out a way to rig a flat surface to the top of your folded up trailer, but it could be a lot of work. It depends on what type of cargo you plan on carrying whether it would be...
02-18-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Tim199

Thanks Mel, that looks like a good option. ...

Thanks Mel, that looks like a good option.

Tom and Charles, I guess in the interest of being open minded I'll say I was mostly turned off by everything I saw seeming to be marketing hype. They...
02-18-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Tim199

I've seen the arguments on balance bikes, but I'm...

I've seen the arguments on balance bikes, but I'm just not convinced. I think learning to ride a bike for a young child is more a strength issue than a balance issue. Getting them biking is the most...
02-17-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Tim199

Did that work well putting one on the rack? That...

Did that work well putting one on the rack? That is an option, though I don't have a rack yet. I'm a little overwhelmed by choices and need to just hunker down and choose one I guess. Tossing a bike...
02-16-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Tim199

Carrying kids bikes on a bike trailer

Hi, my kids will be getting bikes with training wheels for this spring and since they won't be able to go far and the good biking places and parks are a ways away, I'd like to transport their bikes...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,143
Posted By Tim199

If your budget is rock bottom, you'll do better...

If your budget is rock bottom, you'll do better by scouring craigslist, and people have given good advice on what to look for. I see free bikes listed every once in a while. The big box store bikes...
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