Friday, May 29, 2015
Today we hitched the fully loaded trailers to the bikes and did a short training run around Orewa. Apart from feeling more drag when starting or going uphill, everything was fine. I was a little wobbly when making hand signals, but that will improve as I get used to the load.
Del's amazing! Heavy load - hills - no problem!
Each trailer has a single wheel, a metal "basket" containing a big, heavy duty plastic bag and two "arms" - works like a reverse wheelbarrow. The "arms" are attached to a special axle fixed through the rear wheel and locked into place.
The trailer follows the exact route of the bike but doesn't like tight turns for obvious reasons!
Today was our final training run before we leave. Darn it! More pedalling on the indoor bike!