BusyKid1 is growing. Tricycles, training wheels and 20″ wheels are behind us. No … now she is on a 24″ Marin MTB with trigger shifting, V-brakes and even a front shock!
Now enters another problem to be solved. In younger days, we simply toted the kiddies along in a trailer – but she’s too big for that now. Enter the Trail Gator:
Just one thing – Trail Gator specifically says to use only up to 20″ bikes. So I guess I’m outside of the design parameters. There are definitely some tweaks I had to make between the two bikes, but think this works because with my XL frame Cannondale MTB (i.e. tall bike) I can still get the ground clearance with her front wheel that the manual requires.
This is a good setup for us, so far we’ve ridden together for 10+ miles on more than a few occasions. However it can be ungainly at moments, so as the “pilot” (to borrow from tandem terminology) you’ve got to pay attention, especially at low speeds and starts / stops.
Ultimately, for rides together, we’ll be on the old mid-80s Burley Rock N Roll I’m getting back into shape …