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Mikey
09-04-2012, 11:05 PM
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Photos from our annual trip from Fairfax to Lockhouse 6

DismalScientist
09-05-2012, 07:24 AM
Aren't triple rigs illegal east of the Mississippi?

Mikey
09-05-2012, 08:38 AM
Kind'a wished I had a CB radio on that thing. "Breaker-Breaker One-Niner, This is Papa Bear, rollin' out. . ."

Bilsko
09-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Rig? That's a road train (https://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=1113&q=australia+road+train&btnG=Search+by+image&oq=police+spikes&gs_l=img.3..0.3433.5120.0.5368.13.12.0.1.1.0.76.59 5.12.12.0...0.0...1ac.vgoWU9gU8Bg#q=australia+road +train&num=10&hl=en&sa=G&tbm=isch&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=af4ac43bf3398063&biw=1280&bih=713)

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americancyclo
09-05-2012, 09:01 AM
That's pretty awesome. Is there a thread somewhere else where you talk about how much gear you bring and how long the rides are?

KLizotte
09-05-2012, 09:22 AM
How difficult was it to maneuver that rig? Was going around corners a real challenge? I imagine the kiddies really had to pull their weight on that one.

And riding in all this humidity! on the C&O canal to boot!!

Congrats - that is quite a feat.

Mikey
09-05-2012, 09:23 AM
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Gear on table is what we took for the 3 day weekend. 3 kids on double tandem, and bike seat on wife's bike. Basket held rain jackets and camera, Red backpack held some clothes, flat kit, shoes, notebook. Panniers fit to bike seat stem rack above burley rack where double tandem attaches. Water bottles, Brita water filter, toys, books, pillows and sheets, and clothing, also Minnie cooler for food (we cooked at the lockhouse), and black zipper topped grocery bag for dry food.

We left fairfax, near GMU, traveled across FFX City, down olde lee highway along the FFX Connector trail to Vienna Metro, and Nottaway park. Up Tappawingo, Adahi to W&OD, CUSTIS, Key Bridge to G-Town (lunch), We then walked bikes along M street and Wisconsin and resumed on bike on K street, CCT to C&O to Lock house 6. About 25 miles in all. Great fun!

Mikey
09-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Disclaimer,

My wife actually took the Chariot trailer for most of the ride, you can see it attached to her bike in the 3rd photo there. She took it all the way down and up the custis. I took it for a few miles on the way back until I had a rear spoke break in Vienna. She deserves most of the gear toting credit.

vvill
09-05-2012, 10:27 AM
"Passing on your le--"... oh wait. :D



Also - this is why that time I rode with you on the Custis in the morning I set one of my fastest times whilst you were casually chatting the whole way! I'll never complain about hauling my 4 y.o. again.

Mikey
09-05-2012, 10:42 AM
Nah, vvil, you were pushing me!

On Sunday My wife and I passed a Segue tour, me pulling the two boys, my wife with the bike seat and trailer. As we passed, I told my kids to pedal hard, put out my feet and shouted, "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee." Should have seen the looks on the tour guide's face, priceless.

Mikey
09-05-2012, 10:46 AM
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My wife is the real machine though, here's a picture of her pulling the bike seat and gear-loaded traler up the Custis in Rosslyn.

Certifried
09-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Honey, where are the kids??

Oh, they'll be here in a couple minutes.

That's one long rig! (that's what she said)

Mikey
09-05-2012, 11:36 AM
[QUOTE=Certifried;30301]Honey, where are the kids?? Oh, there a couple of blocks back; they got caught by the light. [QUOTE]

ShawnoftheDread
09-05-2012, 12:54 PM
I pull a single trail-a bike and a trailer, but only in the neighborhood. It's exhausting. Kudos on a long ride that way.

So you can rent the lockhouse for the weekend? That sounds like fun.

Mikey
09-05-2012, 12:57 PM
www.canaltrust.org/quarters/ (http://www.canaltrust.org/quarters/)

happynicky
09-11-2012, 09:20 PM
excellent SUV :cool:

dasgeh
09-12-2012, 09:54 AM
Any chance we can convince you to bring this to the family bike show and tell at the Arlington Fun Ride on October 6 (10am, Pheonix Bikes)?

Mikey
09-12-2012, 10:55 AM
Any chance we can convince you to bring this to the family bike show and tell at the Arlington Fun Ride on October 6 (10am, Pheonix Bikes)?

I will be out of town, but I may be able to convince my wife to bring it along. She wouldn't have to do the fun ride itself would she (neither of us pulled this thing completely up and down the custis, we shared the load)? do you have a good link for the event?

dasgeh
09-12-2012, 11:19 AM
There's a special (short) family ride, and she's welcome to do that or just come enjoy the festivities.

Here's the link: http://www.arlingtonfunride.org/

Mikey
09-12-2012, 08:19 PM
There's a special (short) family ride, and she's welcome to do that or just come enjoy the festivities.

Here's the link: http://www.arlingtonfunride.org/

My wife wants to do it, please come over and introduce yourself I'd describe her to you but she will be pretty obvious, she'll be pulling 5 wheels.

dasgeh
09-13-2012, 09:00 AM
My wife wants to do it, please come over and introduce yourself I'd describe her to you but she will be pretty obvious, she'll be pulling 5 wheels.

HOORAY! My name is Gillian. I'll be the very pregnant one, with a toddler and an ebike with a front bike seat.