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Thursday, June 08, 2006


Get On Your Bike And Ride

My son learned to ride his bike, without training wheels, last fall. He didn't have much time to practice before cold weather hit, so he got a little rusty over the winter. Last week he finally climbed back on his bike and took a wobbly spin around the park. You could see the look of pure joy come over his face as everything clicked in his brain and he mastered the pedaling, steering, and balance. Since then all he wants to do is ride. He talks about nothing else. He gets up in the morning and wants to be on his bike. Before bedtime he asks if he can go out just one more time.

Today he took a spill right in front of me, falling forward and landing smack-dab on the cross-bar. He hopped around, grabbing his crotch, then started to get back on his bike. I asked, "Are you alright? Maybe you should sit down for a minute." He replied, "I'm not going to let that stop me!"

We'll see just how unstoppable he is as we head out on some of the local paved trails. One of them, The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, stretches 73 miles across the Idaho panhandle. Another, The Route of the Hiawatha, features a nearly two-mile tunnel.


Blogger Jen said...

I can remember biking with my grandpa for hours on end...nice and slow--up and down the Kal-Haven trail. It's great that your son loves biking so much...and good to know that a little accident won't stop him.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous brettdl said...

Just don't forget the helmet.

7:17 PM  

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