First post on this team!
My husband and I got out our bikes just at the end of last summer, as the kids (who are now 7 and nearly 5) were getting difficult to keep up with on foot. Haven't bicycled for YEARS.
This year we had them tuned up (and then my husband tuned them up some more), and have been out biking more. The bikes are pretty old Apollos, but really can't justify spending money on a better bike until we know if we're going to use them.
The other weekend my eldest daughter and I went out for an hour bike ride, and had a great time. My youngest can't quite keep up, and has a tendency to want to walk after a while (tricky when the adult is riding). I'd heard about bike trainers/trailers, so this weekend found one on sale!
We bought the Schwinn Runabout on Saturday, and have been for one family bike ride already, and one trip around the neighborhood (busy weekend, couldn't fit much in). www.schwinnbike.com/products/accessories_d
It was great - a bit weird getting used to, because whenever she shifted her weight from side to side it felt "freaky", to quote my kids. Also, whenever I went faster than she like she shouted "aaaah! we're going to crash!", which was a bit disconcerting.
Really a nifty thing, though, and I'm looking forward to more trips around with the kids. Thought I'd post it on here, too, as I've been reading for bicycling tips.
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