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Jul 27, 2014 - 12:26 AM
The idea of Trotti bikes fills me with fear, not because I am a confirmed coward who will either keep the brakes on full through the whole descent or get off and walk, but because my 3 teenage boys (14, 17 & 19) won't put the brakes on at all and are likely to try doing stunts on them!

Given that we have a season ticket to our local accident and emergency department through various sports - including 2 children in 1 weekend! - what is the worst that can happen on these, over the handlebars? falling off? running over their own foot? suspected neck/spinal injuries? broken bones? They've had them all on various bikes.

I know I will have to give in and let them hurtle down the hillside but depending on the severity of the possible injuries I need to know whether to schedule them at the beginning or end of the holiday!!

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Jul 27, 2014 - 11:08 AM in reply to swisscat

Hello swisscat,

Making a ride down on a trotti bike is great. We're not 21 any more, but we did it anyway, a couple of years ago - from Sulwald to Isenfluh. Not too long and keeping the breaks on full, like you do. I think it is really important that your children know that a trotti ride can be dangerous in the mountains. The other side of the story is that you see young kids do it, without any problem. It's just the one on the bike who will have to realize that doing stunts is not a good idea.

I have to be honest, I'm not a dare devil myself...

Have a wonderful trip, and a safe one!


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