Thursday, 13 January 2011

summer holidays :: riding like a boy

on the ground

Amidst much encouragement, practice, helmet and bike chucking, temper tantrums {his and mine}, goading, and psychological warfare, my boy has come far and is now riding his bike down the hill.

he's riding

He has to get his pedal 'just so' before he can take off, but once that's done he's very good at pedaling down the hill. He's pretty fast too, and can win a race with us grown-ups {but that's partially because he can't quite hold his line yet, and overtaking him is fraught with peril}

skidding

Of course, being such the boy that he is, it didn't take him long to work out how to use that foot brake to make big skids in the dirt. On ya!!