I am planning my second RAGBRAI. I did my first last year and I did it solo. I used Brancel which turned out to be perfect for me. I’ll probably use them again.
This year my son wants to join me. I am a new-old dad at 57 and my son will be 7 1/2 in July. If we do this, he will be on a Trek Superfly 20, which is a 20 lbs. mountain bike. I will also be on a mountain bike (same as last year) but will probably carry a pannier of necessary stuff.
I also just ordered a “FollowMe” tandem apparatus to tow him if necessary.
Last year I talked to a guy who had a homebuilt apparatus for his grandson. The guy looked worked on day one, but when I saw him later in the week he looked better.
Thinking this could be super fun or not. I’ve been a cyclist my entire life, it is one of my passions, my son knows that. I think he is starting to have an interest. BTW, There would be no mom to bail out to. She is staying home.
Posting this for feedback. Pros, cons…