Nope! We go in 8 miles of dirt road and we do it every year during A-Zone's season opener in August 'til the season end in September. We rode the bike on the flat and downhill run, which is a bit tricky, and we dismount and push the bike and trailer on the uphill. I built a couple of these trailer for my hunting buddies. It weighs only 25 lbs. but can carry up to 200 lbs of load. It can be dismantled for ease in transporting and can be field assemble within minutes using only a small wrench or channel lock. Here's some more pictures of the trailer:Trailer before assembly
Bike hitch using universal joint. It took me a while to figure out what's the best way to couple the trailer to the bike.
Installing the tire (notice the bracing for added strenght to the frame)
Gooseneck attachment using 1/2" bolt and wing nut
Securing the rifle case with a padlock for added security.
Ready to transport. Notice the extra gears on the bike. The Mongoose has 28 speed and has extra low gear for heavy towing.
The trailer was proof tested to carry a case of Corona, in an ice chest, at least a 3 gallons of water, a sleeping bag, a 5 man tent, food for 5 days, chairs, small bag of clothing, 100 rounds of Ammo, and anything else, you care to carry.
If you guys want's to participate in these adventure, you can contact me and I guaranty you fun, pain and cramps but, you won't be disappointed.