August 24, 2012

Motor Cars, Handle Bars, Bicycles for Two

Now that our first born son has literally outgrown the Skuut bike (I highly recommend balance bikes), he's moved onto a traditional bike with pedals and training wheels.
As with many new experiences, Soren was quite tentative on his new bike, but still determined to make it go.  Especially under the watchful eyes and hands of dad and mom.
He has a healthy fear of the street, cars, hills, corners, curbs, bumps and garbage cans in the alley, as well as a heavy hand on the brake, which can be frustrating when escorting him around the block, but also puts me at ease about any nonsense going on.
So it takes us about 20 minutes to make it around the block, but that's ok.  Little steps, er, little pedals, little man.
PS. Do you know the song that the title references? It's one of my favorites from The Beatles, called "Junk".


  1. That is definitely one of the rights of passage in any child's life, learning to ride a bike.

    Before you know it those training wheels will be coming off!

    In the mean time, a healthy fear is probably a good thing for Mr. S. Lol

  2. Bob took Roo's training wheels off last week and she promptly broke a flip flop and injured her heel. Ugh. She's been doing well with it, though. Jasper LOVES riding his bike. I wish I was more bicycle-inclined. Our friends have a tandem with a kid-sized attachment on back and a toddler seat on the front. It's hilarious to see them pedaling down the street…

  3. Is the little one throwing a tantrum over their big brothers’ bikes? What they need is a bike that looks true enough -only, one designed to train them to balance, steer and coordinate. Actually, they need a balance bike that looks almost just like a real bike. Kid Bike


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