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MRSSUZSTAR
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1/17/12 9:59 P

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I have a great jogging stroller so I don't need another thing that can turn into one. I need to find a trailer soon though because I may need to start training for a big ride in November.

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1/17/12 7:09 P

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Adding to the chorus my daughter loved riding in the trailer. One of the nice things about the trailer is protection from the weather. When it rained she stayed dry even if I didn't. Last time she rode in it she was too big but she begged none the less. She is 9 now and and still talks about riding in the trailer but now I don't see how she could fit and frankly I don't look forward to dragging her up hills in it.
We got a Trek Rocket which is a one child trailer. It is easier to maneuver and to pull than the larger strollers that fit 2 kids. When we got our trailer we got the kit to turn it into a jog stroller. We didn't use it as a jog stroller much but for someone who runs as well it might be a good investment. Oh, and one time I was pushing my DD in the jog stroller and walking both dogs a woman I never met drove up and told me how sexy it was that I was so domesticated. Not sure what I think about that comment but I decided it was a compliment albeit an odd one.



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1/17/12 2:43 P

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Thanks for the idea about the bike shop. We are good friends with one of the owners...I tutored his son in Organic Chem...so I'll see if he will let me post something. :)

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Happy with our trailer, haven't used the seat, but from what I hear from other cyclists/bike enthusiasts, it feels safer from a handling standpoint (i.e. closer to the ground, lower center of gravity, etc.) +1 for checking craigslist, local goodwills, etc. Or post a flyer at local bike shops, someone will have one they're looking to unload.

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Actually my hubby refuses to allow me to do Craigslist for anything. I have been searching on FreeCycle but so far no responses. As to 2nd hand in stores the ones I've found have been almost as expensive as buying new. Some of the speed bumps there are the little small ones and I would be afraid she would get tossed around too much. The big ones are no biggie. :)

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1/8/12 4:43 P

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Have you checked for a second hand trailer... Craigslist, etc?

As for speedbumps, you`ll adjust... My daughter follows behind me on a trail-a-bike... I just have to remember I can`t do tight corners....

--Leah (PDT)




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That is what I was thinking but just wanted some other opinions. The problem is I cannot AFFORD a trailer at this point. Heck I cannot afford the carrier either but I needed to know. We don't do many short rides WHEN we ride but there are some places we go I don't think a trailer will work - like the university across the street with all of the speed bumps. However the more I look at the carriers the more I think they might not work on my bike. It is the one that is my profile image. Just need to keep researching.

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1/7/12 11:29 P

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I never rode when my kids were young. But from everything I`ve read a trailer is far safer and stable.

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Personally, I prefer the trailer. We used one with our grandsons (didn't ride when my girls were young) and they loved it. If you take only short rides, the seat would be ok, but young ones find it hard to sit still for long rides and I just felt more secure if they could move without affecting my balance in traffic.

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Now that Sophia is over a year old and is able to be in any of the possible bike accessories I need an opinion from other cyclists as to what would be better. I ride a Cannondale F5 and my hubby rides a Cannondale F500. Would the bike trailer or a bike seat that goes on the bike frame be better for either of those bikes? I am so tired of not being able to get on my bike! I've not been on it since 1/2010! I found out just after the nasty weather we had that February that I was pregnant and never got back on the bike because I didn't want to take any chances. I don't have the option of leaving on my bike without Sophia. I can put her in the stroller and go for a walk but since I have over 25lbs to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight I want to be able to get on my bike again which helped me lose my last 25lbs the last time I did this.

This is a possible bike carrier - www.target.com/p/Bell-Sports-Cocoon-Bike-C
arrier-Gray/-/A-13290176


This is a possible bike trailer - www.target.com/p/InSTEP-Take-2-Bicycle-Tra
iler-Light-Blue-Gray-Double/-/A-12326824


Can someone tell me what you think about using either of these on one of our Cannondales?

Thanks!

Suzan

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