Hmm, those are all good reasons to use a
trailer. I am concerned to ride
on the roads with a double - my single already feels gigantic. I'm not a
big person, and I do sometimes struggle pulling my single. I do worry
about the squirming. I can see how a trailer would be useful to bring
along on long trips, though. That's a great idea.
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 7:47 PM, kyrie_and_ian <
>> I have two sons, 9 months and three years. As far as I can tell, only
>> one Pea Pod seat can be installed on the Xtracycle at a time. I do
>> single bike trailer, but I'd like to be able to take both kiddos ON my
>> My three year old is about 35 lbs, and I am uneasy about riding
>> securely restrained - I worry that a stoker bar and footsies wouldn't
> We have two boys, a 2.5yr old and a 4.5yr old. We've been using the
> Xtracycle along with a Wike Moonlight double trailer for about a year and
> half now.
> I personally feel that the trailer is better for really young children
> (under 4), because they can more easily eat, drink, play with toys, nap
> stay out of the sun. There's no concern about dropping things or having
> them fall off. Plus you get the full benefit of the Xtracycle's
> cargo-carrying capability (as well as the "trunk" on the
trailer, which in
> the case of the Wike is pretty voluminous).
> As my boys get older, they are more and more interested in riding on the
> back of the Xtracycle, but we still bring the trailer unless it's a short
> trip, in the event one or both gets tired and wants to rest. I should
> that we use the Xtracycle/Wike combo for all sorts of local trips, up to
> including ~15mi (one way) trips to the neighboring towns.
> Also, I personally find that the bike is much more stable to ride with the
> kids in the trailer than when they're looking/leaning/squirming on the
> of the X. But I'm a big guy (6'3" and 215lbs) so the trailer's
> push me around may be different than a smaller / lighter person. Would
> still be less wobbly than squirming kids though, I'd bet ;)
> Hope that helps,