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Making Good Progress

by This is Carrie on January 30, 2011

Todd has a dream that Big Brother will be riding a real bike (without training wheels) before he turns three.  Thanks to the Strider balance bike, I actually think it’s possible.  He’s got two more months left to practice. Learning on the Strider Part 1, Part 2, Part 3



Brian Head Vacation Recap: Kids on Bikes

by This is Carrie on August 27, 2010

Surrounding the lake, we found a great trail for the kids to practice their mountain biking skills. Even Baby Brother took his little Strider out for a spin.



Major Progress on the Strider Run Bike

by This is Carrie on August 13, 2010

He’s had his Strider Run Bike for four months now. He started off slow, then a couple months later, he started making some noticeable progress. But it was when we took his bike out to the Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race that he really took it.  I think it was all the other awesome […]



Learning to Ride a Balance Bike

by This is Carrie on May 28, 2010

After struggling to teach Pumpkin how to ride a two-wheel bike using the traditional “training wheels” route and then finding almost immediate success with a homemade pedal-less bike, we knew we would never see another set of training wheels around our house. For Baby Brother’s second birthday we knew we wanted to get him his […]



Training Wheels are so 2000

by This is Carrie on January 27, 2010

Three neighborhood kids (including Pumpkin) have learned how to ride their “two-wheel” bikes in the last month no thanks to training wheels which, I now realize, actually hinder the “learning how to ride a bike” process. All the kids practiced their balance on the same homemade, pedal-less, “run bike” for about a week.  Then they […]