Monday, August 8, 2011
A Word About Safety
iBert and it is called a t-seat.
I had bought the iBert the last summer and tried it out without the baby first. Then I rode with the baby for a few blocks to test the balance before I went on a longer ride.
When I ride I know I am not strong enough to go uphill and I don’t try and push myself. I have also mapped out routes that, although they take longer, have less traffic and official bike lanes. I tested the route on my own before I rode with my baby.
Of course we wear helmets. I have a bike bell. We use the bell all the time to let other bikers and drivers know that we are nearby. I wear an orange safety vest that has reflectors. Right now, I’ll say that I am not comfortable riding on wet streets or in the dark. It does not matter now because it is August but that is something I will have to consider when fall hits.