>> Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Sunday morning was a great day. The sun was out, but it was cool and calm. Pharmie even remarked that it felt a bit like Fall. But it wasn't so chilly that we couldn't try taking Henry for a ride. We put pants on Henry (something we've hardly had to do all summer) and got ready to ride.
Henry first had a little ride in his Chariot back on April 1st, but we just went around the block twice:
Ending our first ride in April.
Somewhere between Lake Street and the Greenway Trail.
Pharmie crossing the Hiawatha Bridge with downtown MPLS in the distance.
Henry PASSED OUT about 4 miles into the ride!!
Me and Henry post-ride!
So far, our "double wide" Chariot has treated us well, but we still haven't really tested it. We got the double Chariot because we can spend about another $100 down the line and purchase the "jogging kit" which contains a front wheel. That way, I can go running with 2 kids. We are NOT announcing anything - we are happily having non-child-making sex right now.
Our average speed on that 22.11 mile ride was 14.4 mph, and that was with me working! (But I was riding on my heavy "commuter" bike as seen at the top of this post.) Once I got moving with the Chariot, it's hard to notice that it's there (except for your slower-than-normal speed). But when I'm speeding up from an intersection, I could REALLY feel the extra weight behind me. The ride with the Chariot was a good "strength" workout - I felt it in my quads! I think it rode relatively smooth for Henry, and it has an adjustable suspension based on your child's weight.
And speaking of training with a kid, here's my post about running with a BOB jogging stroller from last year. We still OBVIOUSLY love our BOB stroller! In fact, my last 28 miles (since my last race) have been ran with Henry! Here's a photo from before our 9 miler yesterday:
Anyway, the Chariot is good so far! I'm sure I'll post more about it before summer's end.