I’ve been looking at bike trailer options for months now and settled on the Burley Solo as the most preferred because (A) the maker has good reviews and (B) it’s one of the few one-child options out there. Why do so many people buy trailers for two? I guess lots of people have more than one kid or think they might in the future. I’m having one and no amount of discussion, debate or [wink wink] oh-you’ll-change-your-mind’s are gonna change that. One baby, single trailer. Very simple.
So eagle eye Gary found some Solo’s on Ebay and we won one at a reasonable price. Why buy new when you can buy used at a lower price? No reason, so now we have a Burley Solo on the back porch. It’s getting pretty crowded out there with the jog stroller, Total Gym sled and TT bike on the trainer. It’s not that big of a porch. We were quite excited with the nice shed that came with our home because that’s where we would store all the bikes and related gear. Hadn’t quite counted on six bikes (Gary has one plus my five), a jogger stroller, bike trailer, race wheels, tools, what have you. Anyway, the shed doesn’t have enough square footage to handle more than the five bikes that currently inhabit the floor space and you should see me try and extricate a bike from the back position. Very entertaining. It’s important to store the lighter bikes back there because it’s a move that doubles as upper body strength work and light contortionism. Gary is considering rigging up a ceiling hook system, but until then, the Burley’s on the back porch.
So how early can a baby ride in a bike trailer? I figured the infant insert that we used on the stroller would help, but he’s outgrown that already. Then I was reading that children on bikes or as passengers must wear helmets in the state of North Carolina. I don’t think Remy’s little neck, as strong as it is for a 3 1/2 month old, is ready for a helmet. So what say you, those who are experienced in such things? When is it OK to tote the youngin’ behind a two-wheeled self-powered vehicle? It’s going to be fun. I think he’ll like it. He’s giving the unit a test run for comfort already.