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Offline brad

touring with a family
« on: August 22, 2004, 08:05:30 pm »
other than the article by mark jenkins from way back in the annals of adventure cycling does anyone out there have a good resource with touring with a family or have much experience with touring with small kids, 6 mos to two years. just curious. next year i will be touring with my wife an almost three year old and a six month old. we live in heidelberg, germany so we have some advantages but just wondering.

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~James Michener

Offline jitenshaka

touring with a family
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2004, 04:10:32 am »
  I've toured some with my three year old. It's not as hard as some would have you believe.  The best piece of advice I can render is to put in some miles with the kids before the big trip. Make sure you do a couple of day rides with the same daily mileage that you plan to do on tour, to get the little ones used to it.  Also, don't even think of using child seats mounted on the back of a bike.There's no airflow and kids can't handle the weather like we can (sunburn , exposure etc...) put them in a good quality trailer. make sure your little trailer jockey has some toys (lots) and water/ food. Be ready to hose out that trailer !