Monday, October 15, 2007

1st Bike

Bug and I went to Bicycle Sport Shop to buy some new socks on Saturday. We can home with his first bike. It is probably a few months too early, but who cares. The people at the shop said age 2 is usually the earliest they recommend. He will be 2 in a few months. He can't really pedal, but can coast and slam on the brakes like a champ. He had a crash while trying to mount it once. It was very traumatic. Lots of tears and a big bottom lip.


Blogger velogirl said...

awesome! if his feet can reach the pedals, it's not too early. but if you want him to really learn to ride, take off those silly training wheels. take off the pedals too and just let him coast around for a few months.

10/15/07, 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang -- that totally makes me smile! Ditto VG -- training wheels are hard to manage.

10/15/07, 9:55 PM  
Blogger Fat Lad said...

It was very traumatic. Lots of tears and a big bottom lip.

The bugs or yours?


10/16/07, 5:09 AM  
Blogger jahowie said...

Very cool. I loved it when my boys first started to ride their bikes.

10/16/07, 5:21 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

That is a great picture; looks like he saying "race you to the next stop sign, Oldman!"
Loved those early days of teaching them to ride; lots of trauma!

10/16/07, 5:31 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

starting out on a single speed mountain bike.... OH YEAH! way to go!

10/16/07, 6:01 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I got my son his 1st bike as soon as he could touch the pedals. We kept the training wheels on until he got the hang of pedaling and braking. It was funny when he'd get high centered though...the training wheels would be higher than the back wheel, and he'd just pedal like mad without going anywhere! Took off the training wheels at 4. At seven he has a 20 inch race BMX bike, a 16 inch freestyle BMX bike, and a 20 inch, 6 speed mountain bike. His previous two bikes are still sitting in the garage. I love buying him bikes!

Cool that he is already braking! That seemed like a hard thing for my son and others in the neighborhood to grasp. After I showed them the cool skid marks they could make, they were all over it though.

10/16/07, 8:53 AM  
Blogger chatterbox said...

Yay! The first bike!

Maybe he will use up lots of energy so that the terrible twos aren't too terrible.

10/16/07, 12:28 PM  
Blogger lauren said...

is that a specialized? how cool!

he looks pretty comfy on it.

10/16/07, 3:54 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Fat lad - maybe a little of both.

Oldman - he don't want nuna this

Jeff - he just sits there with the brakes on most of the time. When I tell him to pedal, he always pedals backwards and jams on the brakes. He will get it eventually.

Lauren - yup. Specialized.

10/16/07, 6:22 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

VG and anonymous - I may have to wait until he can touch the ground to do that or I will have to keep a hand on his seat the whole time and that kills the ole back.

Jahowie - are they ready for carbon fiber yet?

Blue - I opted for the hardtail. They did have a full suspension version. HA!

Chatterbox - unlikely. He is testing his limits everyday already.

10/16/07, 6:27 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

He is so cute! Give him a few years and he'll be ready to hit the trails :-)

10/16/07, 8:02 PM  
Blogger sydney_b said...

+1 velogirl
yeah. Remove the pedals and training wheels and let him scoot in around the house and outside. He'll find his sense of balance quickly.

10/17/07, 9:26 AM  
Blogger allan said...

WOOHOO! Go bug!!!!

10/17/07, 3:37 PM  
Blogger Eclectchick said...

Fantastic! A chip off of the ol' block!

Guess you've got awhile 'til training wheels, eh?

10/20/07, 1:49 PM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

Very Cool Chris....makes me want to go and get Izzy one:)


10/26/07, 12:26 PM  
Blogger Velovera said...

That's so cute! My teamie Birgit's son first pedalled his big wheel around 18 months. It was at the first race I won. At 3 he's without his training wheels. So cool! Bug can just scoot around. No harm getting him on the bike so soon!!!!

11/1/07, 7:54 PM  
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