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the eric update - day 1182: odin rides a bike!

some might recall that we put off buying a bicycle for odin because he was too big for a 12-inch bike and a little too small for a 16 inch bike and we didn't want to buy a small bike that he'd outgrow in a single summer. but a neighborhood friend let him borrow her bike so he could perfect pedalling and ( perhaps more importantly ) braking. after some initial skepticism that riding a bicyle would be any fun, he hopped on and started tearing around the block!

i wonder if he's been sneaking out at night and riding bikes with neighborhood kids because he instantly grasped the concept that pushing the pedals backwards slowed him down.

and, no, he's not the least bit concerned that his borrowed bike is bright pink :-)

i strongly suspect that early next summer he'll be tooling around in a new, sporty bike perhaps even sans training wheels.

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9/16/2007 09:11:00 PM 0 comments


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