1. Look where you WANT to go.
2. Speed is your friend.
3. No whining.
Today was Junior’s first real Mountain Bike Ride. Complete with rocks, sand, water bars, emergency stops for caterpillar crossings, and visions of the Emergency Room dancing in Mom’s head. In short, it was serious fun (and one of my Top 5 Mom Moments).
We’ve ridden this trail before, while Junior was still sporting training wheels, but we always had to stop where the pavement ended, because his training wheels created the equivalent of a really scenic stationary trainer as soon as we hit single track. Not today….. Junior rode dirt like he was born to it.
We conquered about 3.5 miles of single and double track today, which on top of his 9 miles of paved trail riding yesterday, made for a pretty active weekend. And when energy started to wane, Junior simply called on his buddy Speed….he IS your friend, after all:
“Hey Speed, Let’s GO!”