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    Big Dumb weekend ride with the boy

    I asked my boy what he wanted to do this weekend & his answer was ride the Big Dummy to see the Stearn Wheeler downtown. No argument here... much to our delight it was open free to families so we got to take a tour & go aboard. In all it was about 7 -8 miles riding. Lots of threatening clouds, but it didn't rain till after we got home.
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    ahh...the crumbsnatchers. 'ent they the best people in the whole-wide-world!

    Love the big dummy! Awesome scoot!

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    After looking at the pics i think i'm going to change out the pink grips. I think they're too much & some Ergon's would be super comfy. I like the pink, somehow it just works on this bike.

    Hey people, post more pictures. Get inspired & if you haven't seen this video then you're missing out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-jRz5Vh5yU

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    Did someone say post more pics?

    Costco trip! Two kids riding along not pictured, toilet paper, paper towels, 18 eggs, 2 gallons of milk, a flat of Hawaiian bread, strawberry preserves, blackberries, ravioli, Nestle Quik, probably a few other things...

    Our costco is currently selling an insulated bag (grey with red and black flower pattern in pic) that is about the size of two grocery bags, perfect for hauling groceries in the freeloaders.
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    My daughter puts her feet in the same spot on the frame as your son does...I'm thinking of making a little footrest for her that would fit there, with a lip to hold her feet. Whaddya think?

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    Damn I love Portland! I don't have a BD and my 7 month old is wee bit too young to be out adventuring yet... I'm jealous.

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    I think it's a great idea lawfarm, let me know how it turns out.

    fat biker have you tried using your kids car-seat in a trailer? We had a lot of success with that setup for him when he was wee. We'll do the same for our daughter when she is old enough to hold her head up reliably. I think the boy was about 4 months old when we did it with him. He slept quite nicely.

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    Sure hadn't... At this point he is sitting up on his own quite reliably and I think there is a Big Dummy in my near future... Anybody here have good experience with the pea pod from xtracycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RekibTaf
    Sure hadn't... At this point he is sitting up on his own quite reliably and I think there is a Big Dummy in my near future... Anybody here have good experience with the pea pod from xtracycle?
    My PeaPod LT has been backordered for a bit. Ordered it at the same time as my Big Dummy, of course Iíve had the Big Dummy in my possession for just short of two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RekibTaf
    Sure hadn't... At this point he is sitting up on his own quite reliably and I think there is a Big Dummy in my near future... Anybody here have good experience with the pea pod from xtracycle?
    I've had one for a while now. Pros: Works. My son seems to be comfy and likes rides. Cons: Expensive, pain to move on and off the Dummy, and when it's on it makes filling the side bags with cargo difficult. Overall: I'm glad I got it.

    Edit: added pic. Pea pod on the back, Wee Ride for kid #2 on the front.
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    portland is great
    i need to go back and spend more time
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