What fun! Little Boy's first bike!!! On a perfectly cold day a few weeks ago, when he was literally bouncing off the walls from being inside, I thought - time for a bike! One of my sisters was a bit surprised... you're buying him a bike TODAY? It is freezing out. Well, yeah - that is the idea - we will get good service - they should be slow! So, with said sister in tow we set off to the bike shop where they adjusted 2 different bikes and 3 different helmets for him. Believe me, this all was a BIG undertaking, but after about 1 hour I do believe we found the perfect fit!
Cape Cod's old railroad bed has been turned into a bike path and this time of year on a cold day - well, it isn't crowded! Which is a good thing because right now he is just learning and it is nice not to have to worry about staying on the right side of the trail. And because it is Cape Cod - you might notice, no snow! We do get snow, but being surrounded by salt air, it very quickly melts. This leaves the rail trail bare and perfect for bike riding, even if we do have to wear winter gear. We just about live in our ski pants this time of year and I am honestly starting to believe that my son and I are the only 2 people on all of Cape Cod that wear ski pants on a daily basis, but at least we are staying nice and warm when we are outside.
In anycase - biking was a great brainstorm - this is something that actually wears him out. We've started slowly - truthfully, I think it takes longer to pack up for riding than our actual riding time; afterall, he is only 3.5 years old, but he is liking it! We were doing great, and then it got really, really cold (10F which is -12C) so we weren't able to go at all this week. I don't mind some cold weather, but you have to draw a line somewhere. Today was super nice (in the mid-40's) and I noticed lots of cars in the parking lot so it would have been too busy today for him, being the weekend and all. But - the weather forcast seems promising this coming week so I have my fingers crossed for more bike riding.
And, in remembrance of my Mom... a photo of a special place.