- Kid in a kiddy seat when the frost and ice gets here?
Yeah, not sure if studded tyres are overkill down here though – although slippy, the ice and frost rarely get thick enough to warrant something like that – I always figured spiked tyres would be crap on tarmac (even if it did have a think layer of ice on top)?Posted 4 years agohatterSubscriber
Chariot do a ‘bunting bag’ that integrates into the harness, you just place them in and zip it up around them up to their chins, had my boy out in -4 temps this January with just his indoor clothes and a wooly hat and he was fine, fell asleep in there no bother.
Also agree 100% with the safety aspect should you bin it on slick roads, it’s one of the main reasons I went for a trailer over a child seat.Posted 4 years ago
Currently take my youngest to nursery in a Hamax child seat every day. He is 3 at the end of October and is well under the maximum weight for the seat. The route is around 3 miles and on the way there I avoid the main roads – travelling through a park, a riverside pathway and then on the pavement along a fairly busy main road. I take hialomg this route, and then return home at speed by road, grab my bag and head off to work (which is 5 mins away from home). The route is reversed in the evening. Ashton loves it and it is one of my favourite parts of the day if I’m honest.
Concerned that when it gets frosty the route will not be salted, and as I get to the riverside I have to go along a wooden bridge that gets very slippery when frosty/icy. The main road will be well gritted and does have a cycle lane alongside it. Would you:
a) Risk the ungritted pathways and pavement with cross tyres?Posted 4 years ago
b) Risk the route but switch to a mountain bike and travel with 2.35 purgatorys on the icy days?
c) Risk the gritted busier road, using the cycle lane with a kid on the back?
d) Take the car when its cold?trail_ratMember
Fyi spikers are fine on tarmac and are far superior to mtb tires on ice.
Even used my marathon slicks at puffer this year with no ill effect much to brants discust when he saw wht i did to the td-1
And a trailer would be far preferable to a child seat in ice for sure.Posted 4 years ago
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