Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wonderful Weekend - Strider Practice

Saturday we drove down to Sarasota so Bubba could take his Strider for a spin on the small Strider track.

If you don't know what a Strider Balance Bike is you are seriously missing out let me get you up to speed. Strider is a bike with no pedals, that helps kids learn balance and coordination. Then, when they are old enough to ride a big bicycle, they already have the basic balance skills and only have to learn how to pedal, which is much easier to pick up. They are much safer than tricycles; and much more fun. Bubba got his for Christmas at 15 months - he is 28 months now.

A few weeks ago, we took him to his first Strider race in Naples. He had a blast ..... until he took a spill coming down the first {very big} hill. This didn't stop him from wanting to ride his bike; he just didn't want to ride on the big hills.

We decided to give the track another shot, at Sarasota BMX - they have a track built specifically for the little Strider riders. While he wouldn't go down the starting hill, he eventually warmed up to the ending "big hill."

I was good with that. Baby steps, ya know.

Next weekend there is a race close by, so we'll see how that goes. Hopefully, he completes a race at some point, so that he will be able to compete in the Strider World Cup this summer; and if he doesn't, that's alright too. He has so much fun either way. 

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend, as well!

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