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    Daughter's first bike ride

    My son rode the iBert on other bikes for maybe 8 months til he outgrew it- I think from like age 2ish to 3? Which was fine because when he turned 3 he was pedaling on his own without training wheels- but I really liked the time we spent on the iBert, so I made sure I didn't start my daughter on it too late.

    Today, since it was a balmy 45 degrees F, we decided to mount the iBert to the BD and go for a ride. She is 18 months old, I wasn't sure if she would like it or not, but after about 15 seconds, she went "weeeeee!" and then I knew we were cool.







    She actually got super bummed when we dismounted to go into a grocery store.

    Overall, with one in front and one behind, it was ok, except for mounting/dismounting. I forgot until I was underway that on my Long Haul Trucker, I used a setback seatpost, and Nitto Albatross bars with the iBert, which was a lot easier. At the very least, I should put some Open Bars or something on the BD if I want to continue using the iBert. She needs a properly fitting helmet too, I know!

    Although... I might just be better off moving the Yepp to the back of the bike, and getting my son a cushion/handlebar to hold onto.

    But the iBert is so fun though... hmm.

    Anyways, a nice reprieve from the cold weather!

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    Totally cool to take the kids for a cruise. Nice.

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    Yeah, luckily my 2 kids also love bike rides. My plan is to put the 1.5 year old in the Yepp mounted at the back and 4 year old on a cushion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    Although... I might just be better off moving the Yepp to the back of the bike, and getting my son a cushion/handlebar to hold onto.
    I'll second that thought, XJaredX. Your boy is HUGE in that Yepp seat! I put my 3.5 year old on the back of my dummy with foot pegs and handlebars, and she loved it. Didn't even need a cushion (on the list to make this year). I kept the seat on the back for my 2 year old. THey were like this when we started out about 18 months ago...
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    Doing even better now... the youngest is just about 3, although not yet tall enough for her Gremlin...

    Nice seeing you around the forums again.

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    super cool! Post more pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Yeah, luckily my 2 kids also love bike rides. My plan is to put the 1.5 year old in the Yepp mounted at the back and 4 year old on a cushion.
    I was riding by myself when I was four (with training wheels). Has your 4 year old gone on any rides of his/her own yet?

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    Oh such fun! Here's my 3 yo boo on her i-Bert bike seat in pink at home, and a green rental out in Santa Barbara together with momma. I'll include some video links later here or on a new thread of us riding it..I've got hours of raw video I've edited into 5-10 minute videos for upload to youtube. Only a parent could watch hours of their own kid riding..so a few minutes for everyone else is plenty right? The last is her newest bike..had been riding a 12" Huffy, but I found a really cool Specialized Hotrock 16" I couldn't pass up!

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    Daughter's first bike ride

    Great job dads! Some of my favorite cycling memories include my daughters. First the oldest on a trail a bike and the other two in a trailer behind that. I called it the "B- Train" (2 points of articulation) A now on their own bikes with the chocolate lab keeping pace with the one in the lead and me bringing up the rear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightlinerbob View Post
    Great job dads! Some of my favorite cycling memories include my daughters. First the oldest on a trail a bike and the other two in a trailer behind that. I called it the "B- Train" (2 points of articulation) A now on their own bikes with the chocolate lab keeping pace with the one in the lead and me bringing up the rear.


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    Nice! I always wondered what it was like to pedal a bike train like that, haha

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    Over the summer, we did end up going to a new setup. After this pic was taken we got the XtraCycle Mini Magic Carpet cushion for my son, and bar ends as foot pegs as evandy recommended.


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    This is awesome! Such a great idea. Would of never thought that you could pile more than 2 bodies on a bike. Seems like you guys had a great time!

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