Goodbye, Christmas Tree Bike!

Great month with the Christmas Tree Bike!  It felt great riding around town, but on the really snowy days I rode very little.  I could easily move through the snow, but the possibility of fish-tailing or jack-knifing was a physics problem I wasn’t willing to tackle.

One interesting feature that came from the windage of the tree: Going downhill into a headwind made the trailer give me an EXTRA push!  Since the controller only sees tension for towing and compression for braking, it can’t tell the difference between the bike pulling forward on the trailer vs the trailer pulling backward on the bike.  Putting on my hand brake straightened things out quickly enough as the inertia of the trailer began to push on the bike.

Forgive the nerdy digression, but also expect more..