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    Bike Tube Towing System

    Yesterday I had a breakthrough with my 5 year old son. We can now ride up big hills together!

    We have a 5 mile loop with about 800' of vertical over 2 miles on a paved forest service road and then a fun single track downhill for about 3 miles... Anyway we used to shuttle in a car which is kind of a pain. Now all it takes is 3 old bike tubes to get him to the top and I get in a little bit of “secret training” too!

    Here’s a picture – one tube is looped around my seatpost, then two other tubes are folded in half, lopped through the full length tube and then connected on each side of his handbars.

    This isn’t something new, but I had to share this because it works brilliantly! I first saw it here:
    Inner Tube Towing System | Bike Carson
    Support TAMBA (Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association)

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    That's awesome! Altitude, towing, and elevation gain means one hell of a leg workout. You should get him a little Camelbak.

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    That's a great idea. I'll definitely file that away to use in a pinch.

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    Bike Tube Towing System

    awesome stuff. Very smart. Of course, you only want to use new tubes. Wouldn't want a small snakebite turning into a tear, turning into a slingshot after all. Haha.

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    Now there is a bike tow bungee like this but the bungee is in safety webbing so it can't get over stretched or break.

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