Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two Wheels for Everyone



We got the little dude a bike for his fifth birthday, and he's ridden a bit off and on, but it was just this weekend, two years later, that he finally seems motivated to nail the skills.   Maybe going to test ride a tandem bike with SwingDaddy is what gave him that extra incentive.


Go Q-ster!  He can balance, ride, and stop reasonably well, but needs a little assistance with starting.  (Better than the reverse, of course.)  It's really fun to see him zipping by.


 His little brother is tackling the glide bike (pedal-less) with aplomb.  The sidewalk buckles where our neighbor's tree roots have spread, and Buster rode back and forth over what is effectively a ramp, reveling in the "jump."


Then he pulled the bike up a big rock - I think he's aiming for an off-road experience already.

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Today was the Q-ster's last day of first grade. He dutifully stood for a picture, but didn't want to pose in front of his friends, so we took it just while we were still across the street from the school.  I guess that's a sign of impending growing up.

Buster has been saying with relish, "I don't have school tomorrow - I am going to play ALL DAY LONG."  Like he didn't do that before anyway.

2 comments:

Bob said...

Yay, graduated. Nice rides.

mayberry said...

We struggle with the stopping. Makes riding to school tough, because there's a downward slope to negotiate! Love Buster going off-road.