Posts Tagged ‘bike ride’

Pedalling a bike

August 1, 2013

Over the past few months, we have been trying a few different things to get Reid to be able to pedal.

We tried Tate’s first trike, but Reid was really big for it.  His feet kept bending the wrong way, rather than staying L shaped, or close to it, as they should.

A couple of months ago, we tried a couple of times on Tate’s first bike, and it went the same way.  It was more challenging with the bike, as the pedals don’t move unless they are pushed.  He just wasn’t at the place to get it.

We went to a physiotherapy appointment a couple of months ago, and the PT gave us some tips.  In the busyness of life, they were never tried.

Until tonight.  I raised the seat on his bike.  I tried a crude pulley suggestion like she suggested to help keep his feet moving.

Once we got out, the pulley system didn’t matter at all.

HE. GOT. IT.  Pedalling like he had been doing it for years.  After a few minutes, biking straight and on purpose.  Only a couple of spills.

We were so impressed!!!

Good Job Reid!!!


A different activity

August 13, 2012

Sandra took Tate and Reid, and one of his friends to the local indoor playground.  It was a bit cool to go to the water area.

It was the third time in as many days as our boys had been there.  There were there for about 2 and half hours.  Reid was exhausted.

When I got home from work, we chilled for a while.  Reid sat and snuggled in for about half hour.  Not at all like him.

After supper, we decided to go for a bike ride.  It was the first time since last Thursday that it wasn’t raining, or didn’t look like it was close.

We went for a ride, and went by a mobile skatepark at a local community centre.  We rode by it the first time, but stopped by on the way back home.

Our city has a mobile skatepark that moves around the city during the summer to various community centres for a few evenings a week.

I was curious to see if it was possible to rent it for a few hours, for some evening activities at our church.

For those of you who know me….. yes, I did say something about renting a mobile skate park.  For an activity.  At our church.  I won’t likely be one of those doing grinds, carves, and whatever else happens.  However, there are many people who are invested in skateboarding.  Meet people and relate to them doing something they like and where they are.  Give them a safe place to do their activity, with boundaries.

They had extra helmets, pads, and skateboards.  Tate tried for a few minutes.  He didn’t do any major tricks, but he was working at it.  I found out that it is at the community centre until Thursday.  We’ll have to see if we can get up at least once more this week.

We had fun.  Definitely a good way to spend some time.

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