11 July 2011

Success!


Now that Future Cyclist is strong enough we were able to get out for a short jaunt en famille yesterday. Our friends loaned us an old Burley trailer. We immobilized the car seat in it with a motorcycle tie-down cord (also on loan, I don't know what it's really called, but it's sure robust!) and off we went on a brand-new (and thus very smooth) rail trail.

FC prefers the bike trailer to riding in the car, and we had a few hours of bliss, but he also just doesn't like being by himself in a carseat away from his family so I can't claim that the whole afternoon was perfect. As far as we could tell his complaints were merely that he was lonely. Eventually Daddy rode alongside the baby and chatted with him until he fell asleep again.

My friend who loaned us the trailer said that once they got it life "went back to normal again". Even if it's imperfect, I know exactly what she means.

5 comments:

cycler said...

hooray!
Glad to hear it went well, and glad to hear from you.
Hope all is well with you and FC.

somervillain said...

Awesome! We found that our kids, even when older, didn't like being in the trailer. Nothing beats being right there behind Mom or Dad in the bike-mounted seat. Being able to have a conversation with our FCs made all the difference-- pointing out things that we see together on our journeys. That was something we couldn't do with kiddos in the trailer.

Brian said...

Completely agree with the getting back to normal comment. Getting baby F on the bike for daily daycare duty helped my world fall a little back into place.

BTW consider joining us in a couple weekends at Kidical Mass:
http://carfreecambridge.com/2011/07/kidical-mass-july-24-2011-somerville/

MamaVee said...

Yay.

Anonymous said...

I've just bought my child a bike trailer bike trailer that looks pretty much the same as yours! Aren't they great!