Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Ride

I've been biking around the neighborhood lately. Usually just me and Liam. Sometimes Meg joins us. But mostly Liam and I making vast circles through multiple blocks. Three laps of two miles each. He's been doing a great job, but kept asking for a bigger bike. Something with gears like mine.

Mom found a new ride for him! It's a touch too big. Right now he can barely get his tiptoes on the ground while on it. But he'll grow. And he can ride it, once he gets started. Loves the gears and the obvious speed improvement. Doesn't like such tenuous starts. Part balancing act and part controlled fall.  There's not much complaining though. He realizes he's just getting started and will only improve from here.

He did straddle the center bar, once. That wasn't pretty. But he didn't let it defeat him. He stuck with it.

Meg had a spill of her own today, too. She straddled the center bar, too. Then wiped out on the side of the road. Cut her knee. Lots of tears. But she toughed it out and made it home by her own power.

Proud of both of them. And glad we can enjoy the time outside, together. Being active and happy. Enjoying it while it lasts.

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