Read: 5 mins. My son already knows how to bike, but there were times when I wanted to take him for a quick ride around the neighborhood at my own, faster pace. I went to evaluate and purchase a few child bike seats, and surprisingly, there was a far wider range of prices, styles, quality, and safety options available than expected. I ultimately chose the Shotgun Kids MTB Seat with Handlebar combo. Here are my thoughts on it.
Read: 4 mins. A tire can run flat at any time while biking, riding a scooter, or driving a car. For that reason, I have an $80 electric pump in my car's trunk that operates off the cigarette lighter plug, and a tall hand pump for bicycles that is inconvenient to pack into the backpack. One day, I came across an advertisement for this Vastar electric air pump -- a small, lightweight, ELECTRIC pump! Intriguing. I never knew compact ones like these existed! Naturally, I purchased one to see how it would do.