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Monday, 4 March 2013

Country Kids - Bike Ride

Since Jack had his leg in plaster last Summer he hasn't been too keen to go on his bike. Recently though one his friend's at preschool has been taking his balance bike into school to ride on when they play outside, and Jack wanted to do the same.

Jack isn't the most balanced of children on his feet but his confidence is really building now on his bike. Today, I took him to the lane near our house as he wanted to go down a hill, instead of the usual flat paths that he rides on.

It was great to have the whole road to ride on, as he does tend to swerve this way and that. Looking back at photos of Jack when he first got the bike makes me realise how much he's grown, he had the seat at its lowest then, now it's at the highest! 


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We didn't spot any cows in the fields today but we did stop to have a look in the ditch for a while. Even though there was a nip in the air it was nice to get out and about without having to bundle up in loads of layers. Roll on the warmer weather. 

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

9 comments:

  1. He has such an endearing smile and looks like he is loving the freedom of that hill. I love the way his legs are flying out the side there. He looks pretty well balanced to me! Thanks for linking up.

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  2. Love the video, can see where the flying legs come into it now!

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  3. Elaine Livingstone5 March 2013 at 08:24

    the video is a great reminder of how he progresses. keep telling my daughter to get Bob out on his bike but she just says he cant ride it, well he never will if she dont make the effort.

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  4. Looking back on the old video makes me realise how much he's grown too! I agree, he's never going to learn if he's not given the opportunity. With jack it has made a huge difference going on it 3 days a week at preschool.

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  5. He's so funny isn't he, all over the place! Although on the way back he managed to stay on the white line in the middle of the road!

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  6. He's coming on a lot with this isn't he? I can't believe how much he's grown since the last time you did this with him. It's still not for The Boy because of the sheer weight of the bike, he's getting on really well with stabilisers (when he can keep his speed up that is!) but is still a way of cycling with just two wheels. The one thing I've noticed about this bike, unlike other balance bikes, is the lack of somewhere to rest their feet when they're not scooting along. Burton's bike had one, as do most others, I wonder why the Kettler doesn't?

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  7. well done Jack especially to get back on after his leg injury.he looks so determined and it wont be long i dont think until he can have a big boy bike. and i had to smile Helen as i imagined you having to run to keep up with him while filming lol x

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  8. if I was you I would try The Boy again, especially now he's a more used to a bike, Jack can handle it so much better recently. I did wonder if the not having somewhere to put his feet would be a problem, doesn't seem to bother him , his legs are all over the place though!

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  9. yes, he has definitely got determination in him now, especially as his friends are riding big boy bikes! he's getting one for his birthday...shhhh! I wasn't running but it was a fast paced walk! ;-)

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