Argument with ...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Rachnewbie, 16 Jul 2012.

  1. Rachnewbie

    Rachnewbie Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    ... the kerb.

    Yes - that's right, the kerb. I was proudly taking my 6 year old son to the Manchester Skyride yesterday and decide to show him how to go up a kerb without dismounting. It didn't work - cue Mummy promptly going over the handlebars, landing on elbows! :wacko: All I managed to do was convince him not to attempt that move (maybe a good thing) and wear his elbow pads.

    On a good note, we did continue to the train station (yes we hadn't even got to the train station at this point) and had a lovely time at the Skyride. And the incident has convinced me I am better off on roads, even with traffic. :blush:
     
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  2. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    Sorry but I couldnt help finding that funny :giggle: hope it didnt hurt too badly!
     
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  3. OP
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    Rachnewbie

    Rachnewbie Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Its okay, it is quite amusing. lol
     
  4. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    Mummyhopping? I'd get the bunnyhopping in practice first if I were you. :smile:
     
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  5. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    And you didn't quickly turn and say "now, that's how not to do it?!"
    I bet your son enjoys re-telling the story endlessly. My children weren't even with me when I did my spectacular over the handle bars dismount but they still tell it like they were!
     
  6. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    i did have to chuckle slightly too... sorry.

    I remember a 'big boy'* teaching me and my brother how to bump up kerbs when i was a nipper... we started on some really low 2-3" kerbs before working our way up to the standard size.

    *probably about 9 yrs.

    ditch them silly elbow pads though... what child doesn't graze their elbows? It's part of their job!
     
  7. I remember showing my son how to pull a wheelie (many years ago). Promptly landed flat on my back with bike on top of me. Much to his amusement.
     
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