04-06-19 The Bike

I have been wanting a bike for ages. A few weeks ago I saw one come up on Free cycle and I picked it up. Tim took it to the shop and filled the tires, fixed it up, and brought it home. I was so excited! Unfortunately it was too tall for me. However the seed was definitely planted and the next time I was out, I started looking at bikes.

For an early birthday present, my mom and sister got me one! Tim teases me about the one I picked out, but I really do love it! It’s a cruising bike with pedal brakes and a comfy seat. I won’t be winning any races on this thing, but it’s fun and it’s a great option for riding with the kids.

This evening Big E and I took our first long bike ride together. (It was his first without training wheels.) We live near a school so we followed the path to the parking lot and we rode around it a bunch of times. They have a nice paved walkway around the soccer field, so we did that too.

When we initially left the house, Big E seemed nervous, but by the time we got to the school, that kid was fearless! He learned the joy of riding his bike off the curb, taking turns quickly, and picking up speed going downhill.

By the time we headed back I was exhausted, but when we ran into Tim on the Free cycle bike, Big E couldn’t wait to show his daddy all his new moves, so he led back him to the school.

I sat on the front porch, relaxing and waiting for them to come home. When he got back his face was red and he had crazy helmet hair, and a huge grin on his face!

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