Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Thinking about getting a hitch-bike for that little tackers. I'd welcome any suggestions/hints/gotchas/tips on the topic, beyond what's offered by Bicycle Victoria?
I may be crazy, but after an initial settling-in period, I'm thinking about adding a kiddie trailer to the back end of the hitch-bike. Any thoughts on the wisdom or otherwise of doing this?
The way I see it, this is the most versatile option. The 'bike-and-a-half' (as my 4yo calls it) sorta means your stuck with that layout. With a TrailGator, you can ride attached/unattached with just a minute or so to connect/disconnect. My view for next year is for Thing1 to ride her bike next to me while I ride Thing2 to childcare (very close to home).
Just thought I'd report in that we're still loving the TrailGator, over a year later.
The 'family vehicle' in all of its splendour, although since last winter it's had some chrome guards added, for obvious reasons. This gets used once or twice a week. Thing2 in the BoBike mini, and Thing1 on, or off ;), the TrailGator.
Loving it so much, that I decided to increase the options. Got a new seatpost. Used the saddle the bike came with (used once for the ride home). Got another TrailGator hitch kit.
It's certainly twitchier handling than the family vehicle. But, Thing1 *LOVES* being attached to Daddy's "fast bike", as she calls it. She was loving the speed. I didn't have the heart to tell her I hadn't put it in the big ring.
Hi to all! How do you guys attach the trail gator after a child back seat? Also, how do I attach our bike carrier on my eldest son´s back wheel. As for riding in the rain (we live in the most rainy city within Southern Chile) could you share quick tips? Thanks so much!