It’s always important to know the limitations of your equipment.

In the case of Li’l Red Wagons, it’s the braking system.  That consists of whatever kinds of footwear you’ve currently got on, and whatever tensile strength you’ve got to plow your feet into whatever substrate you’re traveling over.


In 1974, a pair of black, high top Keds and my ankles were NOT enough to stop a Radio Flyer traveling on blacktop with a coating of loose gravel.  Just sayin’.