Monday, April 18, 2011

When Riding Bikes

On Saturday we rode our bikes around the lake with some of our good friends.  They have two kids (aged 1.5 and 3).  We caravan-ed to the lake and as we were setting up our bikes and trailers the 3 year-old took out his own bike. I had just assumed that he would ride in the trailer but his good parents told him that he could ride his bike for as long as he wanted and then throw it in the trailer and ride back there when he got tired. 

He was an incredible little rider and likes people to call him Super Dog rather than his name.  He rode along at full speed, little legs pumping as fast as they could and then when he got tired he would go immediately from full speed pedaling to stopped, lying on the side of the road panting. After a couple of stops his parents told him that is was probably time to jump in the trailer.  To which he responded by singing his own super hero theme song at the top of his lungs and jumping back on his bike.  He made it the whole way around--5 miles.  On tiny legs. With a bike that weighs more than mine does. Singing his own super hero theme song.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for writing this. It was quite a feat and I am so impressed with his determination to finish. I never would have guessed he would do that. What a stud!!