Bike

Since last post the family went to Texas for a visit, I attended shearing school in Vermont, and Easter happened, all worthy of mention, maybe even pictures.

But much, much more exciting: today, April 27, 2011, my older son learned to ride a bike. Fear is a greater hurdle to him than many people, so I had quietly despaired that he would ever learn. However, on the way home from school on this fine spring day without any bugs out yet, he said, “I don’t know how to ride a bike, but if I did know how to ride a bike, today would be a great day to ride a bike.” So we stopped by the garage, picked up his bike, and through a little judicious use of force (after he got on the bike and started panicking), he rode by himself. After dinner he learned to get started by himself. Now he just needs to perfect using his brakes rather than trying to stop with his feet, and we’re well on our way to giving him money in the summer and sending him down to the general store to pick stuff up (also fun biking around with friends). I suppose I should acquire some sort of bike basket. I’ve never seen a basket on a boy’s bike. Are they not supposed to get sent to the store for things or something?

Score one for the little guy and me!

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K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on April 28, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Way to go H!!! This is a BIG event — enjoy your new freedom!!

  2. A boys bike could have a wire basket, I’ve seen that. Or a basket on a rack on the back, like I have, but that can interfere with mounting/dismounting.

  3. yay! that’s awesome! tell him congratulations from us!

    also, they make neat wire baskets which are good on boys/mens bikes. (check my flikr page to see one on my blue bike). or, you could always go with the classic milk crate on a rear rack for hauling stuff… but that means getting a rear rack and a milk crate. both doable, btw.

  4. knittingunderwater

    Woohoo, sending the kid to the store for smokes? Wait, you’re not going to do that? Can’t he even pick up a six pack? What has the world come too?

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