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09-30-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,317
Posted By mamaC

What about wind? Wouldn't that make the spray go...

What about wind? Wouldn't that make the spray go all over the place?
09-30-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By mamaC

I do a bike train with my crew. There's a link...

I do a bike train with my crew. There's a link in my signature of my bicycle built for 5. My kids are 1, 3, 5, 7.

Now, I'm assuming you have a tandem TAB for your 9 & 6 yos? If so, what about...
09-16-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,981
Posted By mamaC

My general rule of thumb is that as long as we're...

My general rule of thumb is that as long as we're appropriately dressed for the weather... then we can be outdoors in any weather condition.

That said... I don't want to settle an argument...
09-16-09, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By mamaC

Awww, that's so sweet! Way to go!

Awww, that's so sweet! Way to go!
09-14-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By mamaC

THanks for that info! Way cool... going to try to...

THanks for that info! Way cool... going to try to find a good (safe!) route to pick up the kids from school!
09-14-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By mamaC

Hmmm, I like the concept... just doesn't look...

Hmmm, I like the concept... just doesn't look like they have it quite right yet!

(says the woman looking for a bigger bike for her 7 year old)
08-28-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,879
Posted By mamaC

Pentacycle -- I love it! My kids call it...

Pentacycle -- I love it! My kids call it 'frankenbike'.



Well, that's why I couldn't find one! As a parent looking to safely cycle -- that's a problem!




Rick, thanks for the...
08-28-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By mamaC

Ha! Thanks! It of course depends on who is...

Ha! Thanks! It of course depends on who is defining 'replace'. Hold on, let me get out my can opener and open the can of worms. With a family of 6 living in the cold wet rainy snowy midwest, total...
08-26-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,879
Posted By mamaC

Wow! Okay then! I'll buy it! I wasn't sure if...

Wow! Okay then! I'll buy it! I wasn't sure if I was getting a deal or a heap! :p

Thank you all for your responses!!!!



Ha! Thanks! The hardest helmet to find was for the baby! They...
08-26-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By mamaC

19 month olds really have a mind of their own. ...

19 month olds really have a mind of their own. My little guy is 33" and he fits my neighbor's Trek (?) trike easily & so does my 5 year old. The higher quality ones last a long time. Now, the...
08-26-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By mamaC

Totallynodding with Joyfulmama & pointatopointb ...

Totallynodding with Joyfulmama & pointatopointb I have 4 children & after each (more so with each subsequent one) I needed a little rebuild with chiro & a skilled bodyworker. I really don't think...
08-26-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By mamaC

Oh...my...goodness! I didn't KNOW you could get...

Oh...my...goodness! I didn't KNOW you could get a tandem for less than a semester at Community College!!!!

My neighbor is selling his VERY old tandem and offered it to me for $100 if I saved...
08-26-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,879
Posted By mamaC

Vintage Schwinn Tandem

I'm still trying to 'perfect' my bike train (linked in my signature) that I use for myself and my 4 kids (ages 1, 3, 5, 7). Currently I have a Specialized bike, front mount infant seat, tag-a-long...
08-26-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By mamaC

Okay, that was so cool! The link of me in my...

Okay, that was so cool! The link of me in my signature is me pulling/riding with all 4 of my kids, but this one you linked to is way cooler!

Hey, fyi, Madsen is giving away a free cargo bike...
08-26-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamaC

Ahh, they're giving away one a week now. I guess...

Ahh, they're giving away one a week now. I guess we all like free bikes, right? :lol:

I'd never turn down a free bike!
08-26-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By mamaC

Water IS so important! Wise rant!

Water IS so important! Wise rant!
08-26-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By mamaC

Hey, just fyi, Madsen is doing another bike...

Hey, just fyi, Madsen is doing another bike giveaway. This time they're giving away more bikes!

In my own quest for kid-hauling, I think I'm honing in on a used tandem bike with the tag-a-long...
08-26-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,145
Posted By mamaC

It definitely affects the ride, but the joy of...

It definitely affects the ride, but the joy of riding with company is worth it for me. Plus, I suppose, if you left your dog at home and left for the day, no one would bat an eye, but if I left 4...
06-24-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By mamaC

I should note that by "fine" I mean that it was...

I should note that by "fine" I mean that it was fine considering I was hauling 4 kids! :lol
06-22-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By mamaC

I got to borrow my friends to test it out with my...

I got to borrow my friends to test it out with my kids. My baby (11 mos) didn't ride, but I fit my 65 lb 7 year old son, 40 lb 5yo daughter, 43 lb 3.5yo daughter & 35 lb neighbor boy in it... and it...
06-22-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By mamaC

This is AWESOME! I love it! Congrats x 2!

This is AWESOME! I love it! Congrats x 2!
06-14-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By mamaC

Ooh! Thank you so much! Thanks for the...

Ooh! Thank you so much!

Thanks for the computer link, too!
06-14-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By mamaC

Ahhh, I got to ride it! Oh, man! What I...

Ahhh, I got to ride it! Oh, man! What I currently ride is THIS (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3455569789_7d86335b14.jpg) And, I have to say, the Madsen made my load feel like NOTHING! My...
06-14-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By mamaC

Is there a site to plug in my start/stop points & see the mileage?

I'm just wondering if there's some site that I can plug in where I started, my route & my stopping point to see how many miles I rode? (I realize I could just put a mileage thing on my bike, but...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,056
Posted By mamaC

YES. I just got back from a ride where a woman...

YES. I just got back from a ride where a woman on a cell phone didn't stop at a stop sign & thankfully heard my DING DING DING and stopped just shy of me... and all 4 of my kids. :(
06-11-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamaC

Sounds like a dream come true to me!!! :love:

Sounds like a dream come true to me!!! :love:
06-11-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By mamaC

It looks a LOT like the Xtracycle but under $1000...

It looks a LOT like the Xtracycle but under $1000 shipped! That's what is so tempting.
06-11-09, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamaC

Ohhhhh, thank you SOOO much, delible! That's a...

Ohhhhh, thank you SOOO much, delible! That's a great review!

They have a 25% off coupon now, too! This is DIFFICULT to say no to!!!
...
06-11-09, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By mamaC

GREEN with bike envy!

Oh, my goodness, check out what my good friend just bought...

http://gaggleofun.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/i-am-the-proud-owner-of/

That Madsen cargo bike that hauls 4 kids comfortably!!!!

I...
06-11-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By mamaC

I just rolled the cover back for photos so my...

I just rolled the cover back for photos so my family could see my kid's smiling faces. I usually keep the mesh down for rides & the rain cover down for rain/strong wind or cold.
06-11-09, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By mamaC

Ooh! Glad your solution is working well! :) ...

Ooh! Glad your solution is working well! :) And, I hope you know I was only teasing you about hauling kids & cutting your wife slack!!! :lol:
06-04-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By mamaC

How old are your triplets? I'm assuming they're...

How old are your triplets? I'm assuming they're old enough to be safe & out of infant car seats (when in the car), right? It seems odd that going toward the center would be such a problem. If you...
05-29-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,145
Posted By mamaC

awesome!!! thank you! I love the "My bike...

awesome!!! thank you!

I love the "My bike takes me places school never could" lol
05-29-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamaC

Oooh, I just found this in depth review from one...

Oooh, I just found this in depth review from one family.
http://totcycle.com/blog/madsen-cycles-kg271-bike-review.html
05-29-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamaC

OH! That's not good! What did the dealer say...

OH! That's not good! What did the dealer say about the broken chain!?!?
05-29-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamaC

I wonder if they're brand new? The whole...

I wonder if they're brand new?

The whole hauling capacity and pretty blue color has me wanting one... but I'd probably better learn more about it!!!
05-29-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By mamaC

These are soooo yummy!!!! I still think I...

These are soooo yummy!!!!

I still think I prefer this one though with a bucket that can haul 4 kids in seatbelts...
http://sparklingcarrots.com/?p=242
05-29-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,145
Posted By mamaC

Bumper stickers for my bike?

I am in love with my bike. I LOVE it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3455569789_7d86335b14.jpg

I want to get a bumper sticker (or ten) for the trailer in the back.

Does anywhere know...
05-29-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By mamaC

Congrats on finding a good deal! I keep looking!

Congrats on finding a good deal! I keep looking!
05-29-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By mamaC

Ohhhh, i didn't know that!

Ohhhh, i didn't know that!
05-29-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By mamaC

I don't see anything but TEST

I don't see anything but TEST
05-29-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By mamaC

Why is the pictures in my signature only of my head... instead of my bike, too?

I can only see the top 1/10 of my signature picture.

Does it look like that to you, too? Or do you see the whole picture? How can I fix it?

Thank you!!!
05-29-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By mamaC

I rode when I was over 200 and I was not a fan of...

I rode when I was over 200 and I was not a fan of the seat on my bike. The bike itself was fine though. I ride a Specialized.

I found the best way for me to choose a bike was to leave my wallet...
05-29-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,053
Posted By mamaC

This is such a fun thread! Thank you for letting...

This is such a fun thread! Thank you for letting me gawk!
05-29-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By mamaC

Makes me thankful I'm parking my minivan for the...

Makes me thankful I'm parking my minivan for the summer!
05-29-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,316
Posted By mamaC

I was going to suggest contacting BELL as well. ...

I was going to suggest contacting BELL as well. http://www.bellbikehelmets.com/contactUs.asp
05-29-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamaC

Is this a good bike?

Has anyone heard of Madsen bikes? They're doing a free give-away in July for a free bike.

http://gaggleofun.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/i-am-the-proud-owner-of/ (http://sparklingcarrots.com/?p=242)...
05-29-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 763
Posted By mamaC

Ooh, giving away a free family cargo bike in July!

http://sparklingcarrots.com/?p=242

Did you see this? It looks pretty cool.

Madsen makes something like the Bakfiets but for cheaper & they're giving away a free bike in July. To enter, you...
05-03-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By mamaC

Thanks for the thoughts on checking the TAB...

Thanks for the thoughts on checking the TAB fender, it wasn't positioned quite right. I adjusted it & it seems just perfect now! Thanks for the head up!

I always ride with the screen down on the...
04-22-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By mamaC

Thank you for the great advice, masiman...

Thank you for the great advice, masiman (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=42524)! Yes, that is a WeeRide. My first choice would have been an iBert, but the WeeRide was sitting in my friend's...
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