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01-11-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,776
Posted By xeney

Wait, 10 kilometers per hour? Not miles per...

Wait, 10 kilometers per hour? Not miles per hour? That is insane.
12-20-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,776
Posted By xeney

Wow, I am pretty risk-averse when it comes to my...

Wow, I am pretty risk-averse when it comes to my kid but even I have regularly exceeded that 15 mph max with the Chariot (only downhill or with a good tailwind, though!) and my husband averages about...
08-23-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By xeney

Oh, but the stroller attachment is necessary if...

Oh, but the stroller attachment is necessary if you use the trailer for transportation rather than just for fun -- sometimes the kids are asleep or you don't have a good place to lock up the trailer,...
06-11-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,581
Posted By xeney

Yes, the baby supporter is what we used until...

Yes, the baby supporter is what we used until last week. We also had the sling, which we used only for jogging. We would have used it for cycling had she not completely hated being pulled by a bike...
06-11-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,581
Posted By xeney

Good idea! My daughter is tiny -- under 25...

Good idea! My daughter is tiny -- under 25 pounds at nearly two -- and I would not want a trailer smaller than the Chariot for her.
06-11-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,581
Posted By xeney

Wow, that trailer is HUGE. That is the same Maxi...

Wow, that trailer is HUGE. That is the same Maxi Cosi seat I have (well, I have the US version, but it turns out the dimensions are the same) and based on that photo, that trailer has to be a foot...
06-10-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,581
Posted By xeney

The Chariot is wonderful other than the carseat...

The Chariot is wonderful other than the carseat issue, and the carseat thing is only a temporary problem. So I think that's a good choice.
06-10-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,581
Posted By xeney

Oh, you might have totally different carseats...

Oh, you might have totally different carseats where you are! So disregard what I said. US carseat standards are not the same as European standards, so even when we get European models here (like my...
06-10-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,581
Posted By xeney

There is no way you are getting a car seat into a...

There is no way you are getting a car seat into a Chariot Cougar. We have two infant carseats -- a Graco Snugride and a Maxi Cosi Mico -- and both are far too long and wide to fit into the Chariot. ...
05-25-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By xeney

Some of the child seats have a lower back, which...

Some of the child seats have a lower back, which would help, but the other option is a helmet that does not come to a point in the back. I think the Nutcase helmets are completely rounded.

Most...
05-17-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By xeney

Forget 20 pounds of stuff, I travel pretty light...

Forget 20 pounds of stuff, I travel pretty light with my kid, but there is not even any place to put a water bottle. So add a big backpack to that lady's outfit. Other than the weird head gadget...
04-15-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By xeney

Anyway, that is the best part of breastfeeding: ...

Anyway, that is the best part of breastfeeding: eat! eat! eat! Or at least it has been for me. I'm weaning my daughter now, and man, I already miss second breakfast and my two afternoon snacks! ...
04-10-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By xeney

1500 calories a day is not enough to breastfeed a...

1500 calories a day is not enough to breastfeed a 4 month old. Feeding a baby that age adds about 500 calories a day to your needs, and an adult can't really live on 1000 calories a day, not...
04-09-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By xeney

My kid absolutely hated the trailer at six months...

My kid absolutely hated the trailer at six months and would have screamed the entire time. I'd have a plan for that situation. She loves it now, but did not get to that point until she was closer...
04-08-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By xeney

Another breastfeeding mom here, and yes, I think...

Another breastfeeding mom here, and yes, I think it's just a matter of fluid, it's temporary, and you probably should not worry too much about it. I also think Gatorade is a good suggestion.

I...
04-04-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By xeney

Look for a Kidarooz trailer. I believe it's made...

Look for a Kidarooz trailer. I believe it's made by Chariot but most people seem to buy them at Costco. I have not used one but friends who have them really love them. I don't know about the...
03-30-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,113
Posted By xeney

Yes, you can run with them in the convertible...

Yes, you can run with them in the convertible trailer before one year. Some pediatricians say to wait until six months, but the Chariot, at least, gives a much smoother ride than most jogging...
03-08-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,134
Posted By xeney

Husband is willing to consider a rear-mounted...

Husband is willing to consider a rear-mounted seat, but I am not interested in one of those since it would mean I could not use my rear rack/baskets for carrying groceries anyway. I'm better off...
03-08-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By xeney

My kid (19 months) is the helmet police. She...

My kid (19 months) is the helmet police. She yells at people who are not wearing helmets and says, "Yay, hehmut!" to anyone who is. We were really lax about the helmet in the trailer but she...
03-08-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,134
Posted By xeney

My husband has nixed the front-mounted carriers...

My husband has nixed the front-mounted carriers for our 19-month-old. He's been in three car-related wrecks where he went over the handlebars, and he just doesn't see how that would not be...
11-14-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By xeney

I will try to take a picture today, but the bike...

I will try to take a picture today, but the bike shop was able to make the Chariot skewer work. They used some spacers and voila. If it's not too windy we are taking our maiden voyage today.
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11-14-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,093
Posted By xeney

No, it's a nasty little thorn shaped like a...

No, it's a nasty little thorn shaped like a goat's head. Also known as puncture vine or tribulus terrestris. It looks so innocent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribulus_terrestris) but it is an...
11-12-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By xeney

Oh, whatever. I personally know six different...

Oh, whatever. I personally know six different families that have a setup as you describe, mine included, and the rigs get used nearly every day in one form or another. And I see plenty of "never...
11-06-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,694
Posted By xeney

Yeah, since I last posted we have definitely hit...

Yeah, since I last posted we have definitely hit 25 mph on occasion with the Chariot. She got over her fear of speed and now she likes to go fast. I mentioned this:



to my husband and he...
10-28-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By xeney

That is really fantastic. You must be so proud!

That is really fantastic. You must be so proud!
10-25-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,093
Posted By xeney

We use Armadillos on some of our bikes. I think...

We use Armadillos on some of our bikes. I think we are going to start with the Mr. Tuffy's because that's easy to buy locally. I will report back on how it works. Thanks for all the suggestions --...
10-20-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,283
Posted By xeney

Hey, my husband is there in the background of one...

Hey, my husband is there in the background of one of your photos. At least now I know he actually did the ride and didn't just stop for beers in Dixon or something.

I rode the 50K with my...
10-19-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,093
Posted By xeney

Flat-resistant tires for bike trailer?

It is goathead season and our Chariot has had two flats in the last two months, which is two more flats than any of our bikes have had in 2008. I think it is more flat-prone because the wheels run...
10-14-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By xeney

Yeah, it's pretty, isn't it? And given that I...

Yeah, it's pretty, isn't it? And given that I don't really need another bike except that I convinced myself I could justify one specifically for pulling the trailer, I am going to try to make it...
10-14-08, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,694
Posted By xeney

All of this is academic in our case, as our...

All of this is academic in our case, as our 14-month-old is perfectly happy until we hit 17 mph, at which point she cries. I have no idea what happens at that speed, but she is happiest at 15 mph or...
10-13-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By xeney

The problem is that the flange of the hitch that...

The problem is that the flange of the hitch that goes into the dropout is too big for the dropout. So a different skewer won't solve the problem.
10-09-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By xeney

Hmm, the Burley idea might work but it would be...

Hmm, the Burley idea might work but it would be very irritating not to be able to use the Chariot's fantastic quick release hitch. I don't know if we could use a MTB skewer, but my husband did...
10-08-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By xeney

The shape and size of the dropouts. I think...

The shape and size of the dropouts.

I think all three of those use the same actual skewer part, but I will look into them, thanks! That site has really good customer service, I know, so I bet...
10-08-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 120,694
Posted By xeney

Here we are on Sunday about to head out for the...

Here we are on Sunday about to head out for the Princess Promenade ride:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2916473812_384e24d3cc.jpg

As long as she's got a good book and something to eat,...
10-08-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By xeney

Soma Speedster incompatible with Chariot Cougar

I don't know if anyone will have any advice for this problem, but at the very least this seems like something people should know. My husband just spent the last month or so building up a Soma...
08-21-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,299
Posted By xeney

My husband took our daughter on her first road...

My husband took our daughter on her first road (as opposed to bike trail) ride yesterday, in commute traffic no less, so she had to wear a helmet. It turned out to be a complete non-issue. He...
08-15-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,616
Posted By xeney

I forgot to mention that my bike has a Nitto...

I forgot to mention that my bike has a Nitto threaded stem with Albatross bars -- not sure how that would affect the attachment and steering. Sounds like the Bobike is actually meant for such a...
08-15-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,134
Posted By xeney

Good luck fitting a carseat in the trailer. ...

Good luck fitting a carseat in the trailer. Didn't work for us with a Maxi Cosi or Graco Snugride in a single Chariot (and I don't think a double Chariot would have worked, either, because the...
08-15-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,616
Posted By xeney

We are currently trying to choose between the...

We are currently trying to choose between the Ibert and the Wee Ride. We have a Chariot trailer, use it frequently for long rides with our road bikes, but it's not practical for around-town, running...
06-14-08, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By xeney

I've been using the baby trailer to justify a new...

I've been using the baby trailer to justify a new bike, and my husband is going to build me up a Soma Speedster for this purpose. I decided I wanted a road bike, but one that was pretty sturdy and...
04-19-08, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By xeney

How do your kids sleep in the Chariot? My...

How do your kids sleep in the Chariot? My daughter will sleep in it but I try to time runs and rides so they don't coincide with naptime, because her position when she falls asleep is just awful --...
04-11-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,134
Posted By xeney

Since I last posted we've taken her out for a...

Since I last posted we've taken her out for a short (10-ish mile) ride and she liked it okay, but then she fell asleep. I really do not like the way she sleeps in the Chariot -- she just slumps over...
04-08-08, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By xeney

I thought I read at some point that the Big Dummy...

I thought I read at some point that the Big Dummy was not compatible with the Pea Pod? Is that true? My kid is too little for me to be thinking about this yet but I have an Xtracycle in mind for...
04-04-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,533
Posted By xeney

My husband has a triple on his road bike and has...

My husband has a triple on his road bike and has not yet needed the little ring to pull the trailer. He has 23's on that bike.

I'm building up a new bike specifically for pulling the trailer,...
03-16-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,134
Posted By xeney

We thought about the carseat option, but an...

We thought about the carseat option, but an infant carseat will not begin to fit inside the single Chariot. We tried two different carseats and it wasn't even close.
03-16-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,134
Posted By xeney

We are just revisiting this issue since our...

We are just revisiting this issue since our daughter is seven months old and my mother's group is starting up a cycling club for moms and babies. We have had a Chariot Cougar since before she was...
05-09-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,186
Posted By xeney

We did buy the Chariot Cougar I, but I thought...

We did buy the Chariot Cougar I, but I thought I'd mention for others that REI has their whole Chariot line on sale right now. Those things rarely go on sale so it's worth taking a look. We got...
03-24-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By xeney

There really aren't plenty of choices for two...

There really aren't plenty of choices for two kids. I think the narrowest is the Chariot Cougar II at 31.5 inches. We just bought the Cougar I after thinking maybe we should buy a two-seater just...
03-16-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By xeney

Yeah, they are required in California. It seems...

Yeah, they are required in California. It seems completely ridiculous to me.
03-04-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,393
Posted By xeney

I am bumping this old thread to thank you guys,...

I am bumping this old thread to thank you guys, because this turned out to be the best Christmas present ever, and I am the best wife ever, and I have a very happy husband. Except he is now...
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