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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Connor's new bike

Connor got a new bike!

Connor has been riding his old bike that he got when he turned four and has been struggling a bit with it. (http://babyvernon.blogspot.com/2011/02/connors-birthday-party-with-family.html) It was a cute bike for a four year old and helped him get the fundamentals of riding on a bike, but it was time for a new one. The old bike's tires were small and very hard to balance on. The pedals had small arms and didn't provide much leverage. Also, the training wheels didn't have much room for adjustment so they didn't allow for any practice balancing.

We went to a local bike store and he tried out a few. The ones with bigger wheels and better pedal leverage really helped him out. He picked out blue for the color and also a cool looking new helmet. We got it home this past week and he's been doing MUCH better with it compared to his old one. In the past, when we'd go on walks with him and he'd ride his bike we'd constantly be encouraging him to keep up. Now, he can get it going well by himself and we're constantly telling him to wait up.

When Amanda and Ryan were visiting, Amanda gave his bike a try and Connor pushed Graydon for a bit.



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