kids are making me work!
kids have discovered that they can ride the bike as a tandem without mom.
They quickly concluded that it was easier to pedal without
mom! They now ride together and I get to ride my single bike, which is
easier to handle, but I sure have to work now. I need the excersize so
I can't complain, but... it was nice to have the kids helping me for a
while. Once we are all in good shape we will need to try a triple bike
again, we will probably go much faster at that point anyhow. :) I had been
telling everyone that the kids were old enough to push me up the hills
(they thought I was joking!) So much for that line. :)
was no riding today, just a grin lesson about how fragile our lives are.
The kids are collecting funds for the Red Cross to use in NYC. I'm proud
of the lessons they are learning!
are really making progress now!
just purchased a bicycle built for three and are off and running again.
The previous arrangement didn't work well because of the speed and ability
differences. The bike we now have is much more flexable than the previous
setup was. We can use it as a kids tandem, or as a triple for all three
of us. Now we are starting to make serious progress.
I had the bike setup as a tandem bike and put Jason and Janice on
it and let them practice as a team. They did very well. Jason handled
it quite well. They rode all the way up our steep hill and to the
nearby school. Even when being passed by a car on the uphill ride
Jason held the bike within about 9 inches of the edge of the road.
I was very impressed, especially considering this was their first
ride on a road at all! Tomorrow we ride again, I don't know what
configuration we will use for that ride. I'll try to keep you posted!
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