Sunday, October 11, 2009

Moving on: from prams to bikes

We sold our triple pram this weekend - it was the Mountain Buggy 'Terrain' which sat the trio side-by-side, so it was wide as a truck!

It was used mainly for walks around the neighbourhood and down the bush track to Martins Lookout.

Occasionally, we would take it to a park but it would never be used for a shopping trip, simply because of its size which would work like an alarm that shouted to one and all that the triplets were here!

However, it had faithfully served its purpose without any problems and now having sold it, it feels like we are moving into a new phase of our life.

And it is true - we are moving on - as we recently bought some bicycles, the tribe are growing up quickly as they negotiate climbing onto the bike and career around the verandah, it won't be long before the stabiliser wheels need to be removed.

In fact, last week, we took the tribe to the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith Lakes (the site for the Sydney Olympic rowing and whitewater competitions), which has a 5km cycle track circumnavigating the competition lake.

The tribe, namely Saffiya, Zak and Kaydin pumped their little legs as they rode around on their little 40cm (16") and 30cm (12") bikes, while Soraya enjoyed the view from her seat astride upon M's bike. In fact they all enjoyed the outing and were looking forward to doing it again.

PS - we do still have a couple of prams for sale.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Prams 'R' Us

We have three prams looking for new homes and new bubs and toddlers to travel around with - if you're in the Sydney/Blue Mountains area and are interested, contact me here in the comments or email: tim_grime at yahoo dot com dot au.

1) Triton "Trekker" Single 3-wheel Buggy - is constructed on a tubular steel frame and stainless steel axles, pre-treated with rust protection and electrostatic powder coated for long life. It's also equipped with sealed ball-bearing races for a smoother ride.

Features include: Safety wrist strap / 2-position padded-battened seat / five-point safety harness with padded chest plate / one touch braking / removable rear wheels / viewing window in top of canopy / removable hood / footrest / swivel lock on front wheel / pneumatic tyres. Also comes with additional toddler seat.

Specifications: 68cm wide / 95 cm wheelbase / 101cm handle height / Weight: 13kgs / navy fabric / pinotage (dark crimson) frame.

2) Adventure Buggy Company (ABC) Twin "Everest" 4-wheel Buggy - Every Adventure Buggy has been designed and handmade in New Zealand by Phil & Ted Green.

The Everest Double/Twin Buggy with Double/Twin Static Toddler Seat will accommodate two newborns and two toddlers or 4 siblings and is designed for ease of maneuverability, while providing maximum comfort to your young children. Total maximum weight capacity of Quad Buggy is 70kg.

Special Features : The Quad buggy fits through a standard doorway with ease. The front wheels have a swivel or locking position, allowing you to effortlessly maneuver on all terrains.

Easy Folding : The Everest buggy features a unique single-handed folding mechanism that makes it easy for adults to collapse the buggy in one simple fluid motion. The front and rear wheels and Static Toddler Seat are easily removed with a spring-button release.

Double Static Toddler Seat : Suitable for toddlers up to a maximum weight of 18kg per seat, suitable for 2-4 year old child. Double Static Toddler Seat can be easily removed from the Twin Buggy.

Accessories: Safety Bumper Bar / Removable Bac-Pak Parcel Tray / Leg Warmer with Snug Window / Sunmesh / Clear Raincover.

Twin Buggy Specifications : 74cm wide / 130cm length (front wheels on) / 110cm (front wheels off) / 25cm folded flat height / Weight: 15kg / navy fabric / silver frame.

Double Static Toddler Seat : 74cm wide / Weight: 7kg

Total maximum weight capacity of Quad Buggy is 70kg.

3) Mountain Buggy "Terrain" Triple Buggy - the only real option for three children. This side-by-side buggy allows you to put three children of mixed ages from newborn to 4 years old while retaining stability and maneuverability.

The independent seat adjusters allow you to set the seat angle differently for each child. The fixed front wheels ensures that the buggy runs true with one, two, or three children in the buggy and is superbly balanced to make turning easy.

It is suited for children from newborn babies to 4 year olds.

Features include: all terrain capability / fixed front wheels / fully individual reclining seats / pneumatic tyres with sealed bearings / easy one-step fold / large removable storage basket / removable sun canopy with window / lightweight aluminium frame and durable all-weather fabric.

Specifications : 99cm height / 105cm wide / 110cm length (folded) / 33cm folded flat height (wheels on) / Weight: 16kg / navy fabric / silver aluminium frame.