|Burley is attached to Dan's hybrid and my hybrid is next to his - this is from a different trip without any falling! =)|
Thursday for my cross-training I decided to try to ride my road bike while pulling M in our Burley bike trailer. I really haven't been riding my road bike regularly, but I thought it would be easier/more comfortable to pull him with that rather than on my bulkier hybrid bike.
I headed off in a new direction thinking that it would be flatter than our usual route...boy was I wrong! I hadn't gotten too far down the path before I encountered an unexpected steep incline, ran out of gas while attempting to climb it, and then I couldn't unclip from my pedals before I tipped over in slow motion --> CRASH!
M was fine, totally unfazed, merely looking at me like I was crazy and practically laughing like it was funny. I wasn't hurt at all, just embarrassed at falling in such a spectacularly ridiculous fashion. And I was relieved to find out that M's trailer doesn't tip over at all when I go flying! It is a beast and I love it.
Of course I changed directions, headed back in our usual route (which actually was flatter!) and we were able to stop to play at the park in the middle of our bike ride. M had a meltdown on the way back home (he didn't want to leave the park) so I got to tow a screaming 1 year old the whole way home. We were quite a pair, and I know we gave a good laugh to a couple of old folks getting their morning walk on.
Hope you are having a great weekend, and getting a smile at our silly antics in north Idaho!