The thing about house guests is that you want to be able to go places together. As we'd prefer to go by bike, it is most fun if our house guests can bike too. This is easy enough for average-sized adults: we have spare bikes, locks, and helmets that they can use. But for the very tall or very small, things get a bit more tricky.
We had house guests with 8-month-old twins last week. They were on a longer multi-modal trip, including Amtrak from their home in Mountain View to Seattle and then back down to Portland and a lot of public transport-- they didn't even bring car seats along, which I think was a pretty bold move. We borrowed a Winther Wallaroo from Splendid Cycles, and they came out for Kidical Mass one day, then for my birthday pajama-donut group ride the next. It was exciting to get to share bikey Portland life with them.
We also had to borrow a tall-seatpost Bike Friday for the other adult in the couple, as they are both WAY taller than we are. Fortunately, our downstairs neighbor could help us out.
Thanks to the always-charming Kip Pettigrew for child-wrangling, pajama-rocking, and these lovely photos.