On Nov 5, 4:40 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
re; Dont the brakes work on them?
Trikes and/or Big Wheels don't have brakes, other than sheer leg
strength on the pedals preventing the front wheel from turning. I
wouldn't expect a 2.5 YO to have that type of strength or
Can you build a "moat" in front of the shed and fill it with a few inches of
round gravel? Make a "runaway ramp" out of it. The gravel also will help prevent
injuries when they fall onto it. Slope the moat so it doesn't drop all at once
when they hit it.
What you are looking for is called 'crash rail'. Big box is unlikely to
have it, unless they sell it for use as a rub rail in garages to prevent
car door nicks. Any industrial supply will have it- commonly used in
hospital/hotel/computer center/retail back areas where carts are used.
They mount it at chair rail height- you would, I assume, mount it at
wheel height. It can be mounted on vertical standoffs so wood of door
doesn't stay wet all the time.
You can probably fake it with some plastic deck boards, mounted on 2"
blocks as standoffs. The center of each one would even have some
springiness, if their usual impact zone is narrow. If they are all over
the place, mount a couple of long ones between 2 stakes a couple feet
back from the shed. By the time they have enough mass to break 5/4 trex
or similar, they will be off the trikes.
OK, another idea.
Line up a bunch of gallon plastic milk jugs along the shed. Add sand inside them
to hold them in place, or fill them with water to make them absorb energy, and
spray water all over the place. Or a little sand, and foam shipping "peanuts".
You could put a couple of brackets on the shed and hang a board across
front of doors at wheel level .. easy to move for entry to shed and can
be painted to match. Or the soft bumper strips they use for boats. If
they can't stop before hitting the shed, what happens on the street end
of the ride? I'd worry more about that.
On Nov 5, 11:12 am, email@example.com wrote:
remote control transmitters like on dog collars for pet door access
which open the shed door upon proximity of the trike, and a rear shed
door with cul-de-sac paving back up the hill so the drivers can do
laps thru the shed. :)
Throw a couple of tires on the driveway in front of the door. Once you
no longer need them, make a couple of tire swings. If you want to get
fancy, you could throw a couple more tires in the driveway and make a
race course for them.
I wouldn't put anything right on the door, as that would still transfer
the impact to the door, and they just aren't designed to take that kind
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