(my) Monday

My Monday involved connecting my bike to Squidge’s bike w/ this contraption- the trail-gator.  We’re planning on cycling to school now that the weather is warming up.  This might be the most brilliant idea I have ever had or it might be the death of us.  Stay tuned!

PS please ignore the very dirty floor and the laundry in the background.


  1. March 22, 2011 /

    Cool! I hope it works, but my question is, how do you get her bike home without her holding the handle bars straight? Does that contraption hold the wheel and handle bars?

    • Lindy
      March 22, 2011 /

      The trail-gator is a pretty cool piece of kit! It locks the handlebar and lifts the front tire off the ground. So she’s just along for the ride while I tow her. The plan is once we get to school we unhitch her bike from mine and lock it up at the bike stand. The trail-gator then telescopes closed and clicks onto a clip on my bike. I then cycle back home w/out the trail-gator poking our behind me. Cool- innit?

  2. March 22, 2011 /

    Holy crap! Totally cool!

  3. March 22, 2011 /

    Gosh, all sounds very clever. Who’s carrying the book bag, PE kit, packed lunch, pictures she painted today, home work bag?!!!!!!!! Good luck :0)

    • Lindy
      March 23, 2011 /

      I was the same here yesterday! It’s chilly in the morning but on the way home she strips off her coat and cardi and guess who has to carry it all! I have a big basket at the front of my bike so I’m hoping most of her things will fit in there.