Two first time occurances today.
First, my little guy (5 yrs old) is now riding a bike solo!
He's been doing the push/coast thing w/o pedals and without training wheels for a bit and was getting pretty good at the balance. I asked if he wanted to put the pedals on and got an enthusiastic "Yes!"
We set off down the sidewalk with me riding my bike, him pushing along in his, every now and then testing a foot on the pedals.
After about 10 minutes, I happened to be looking at his face and I swear I saw the light bulb go on. Everything clicked and he took off. Went about two house lengths before braking. When he turned back to me, I haven't seen a grin like that in a long time. We went down the street, still a little shakey but he's able to start (and stop) fairly well.
"Lets go again!" so he got him self rolling, and we went all the way down the court, he even turned himself around and headed back without stopping. I wasn't expecting the turning skill to be there. Any time now and he'll be on the trails with me.
I'm a happy pappy tonight.
On a OT note, had a new pick ax die. Picked it up this morning at Home Despot. Killed it promptly two hours later.
Guess I don't know my own strength. "Quality Digging Tools" my a$$
...is not the proper tool for training cyclists.
But it sounds like it worked!
Will he be doing Downieville this year?
Tim( uses kinder teaching methods )
For Budda's sake Werner, what were you trying to dig with that thing ? the concrete sidewalk ? Pehaps you should try a pneumatic hammer next time, or some TNT.
Originally Posted by wg
My friend just told me a funny story regarding her son. He was riding a little toy motorcycle by scooting around with his legs. He decided to go down the steep driveway (he's just about 3). He got some speed and of course wiped out. Panicked, she ran up to him as he starts crying. But amid the tears and the skinned knee he looks up at her and with a little smile says "that was FUN!".
Definite future rider.
Your kid goes for his first ride, and what do we get a picture of? A bent ax?!?
He needs to see if there's a foster family available.
Steve lost some teeth yesterday on our ride.
"Don't apologize for being late with a Starbucks latte in your hand."
i broke the same tool, the same day i bought it. home depot quality.
when in doubt, go flat out
I couldn't take a pic since I was riding my bike next to him at the time. I didn't think it'd work this fast either.
And Gui... I was trying to dig out a bush in the back yard and was working on a 1 inch thick root. That's just one POS tool.
Yep, Nick crashed two times but got up complained a little but didn't want to stop. Bouced into the house to tell Mommy "Irodemybike!crashedbutitdidn'thurtIwentdownthestr eet" etc etc
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