On your marks, set, go!

Discussion in 'Family and Recreational Cycling' started by edindave, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. edindave

    edindave Über Member

    Location:
    Auld Reeker
    I am compelled to share this video clip because I'm so chuffed after little boy's first day on a balance bike - he's 2y 7m. ^_^

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/onefivenine/7766900500/in/photostream

    I was worried that he would have balance issues because he was born with extreme Talipes (clubfoot), coupled with Amniotic Band Syndrome, so he doesn't have all his toes.
    This made learning to walk, and find his balance more difficult - as he was not getting the same signals sent to his brain from each foot.

    I'm very happy and immensely proud of him! ^_^

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  2. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Awwww that's the cutest laugh ever :biggrin: he's doing great! My 3.5 yo step son loves him, scares the life out of us tho with the speed he goes!
     
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    edindave

    edindave Über Member

    Location:
    Auld Reeker
    These balance bikes are great! No brakes though!!! :wacko: :ohmy:
     
  4. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    Awesome, it's funny how he gets all excited when he gets faster and isnt phased by falling over. :biggrin:
     
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  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Fantastic. What a great little squidger you have there. He's loving the bike...great fun.
    Thanks for sharing. It's made my day.
     
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  6. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Bless. How cute is he?!
    I think you need to get out of the way though, you're slowing him down!!
     
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    edindave

    edindave Über Member

    Location:
    Auld Reeker
    It's like a giggle speedometer! He understands left and right too, which amazed me when I was telling him to turn!

    Thanks, he loves it, so much so that he was awake before 06:30 on Sunday morning, and asking for his 'bi-sis-ycle'. And I'm knackered! :biggrin:
     
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    edindave

    edindave Über Member

    Location:
    Auld Reeker
    I wonder how long it will be before I'm drafting him to keep up!
     
  9. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Give him a few weeks and he will be doing this.. (jnr is same age as your little smasher)

     
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  10. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    He is obviously enjoying himself and as others have said he has a lovely giggle!:bravo: May this be the first of many bikes!!!^_^
     
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  11. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Fantastic, what a happy little chappy! You just need to take him somewhere with a bit more space so he can really get going. I found car parks when the stores are shut are brill because there's no obstacles for 'miles' and road markings for them to play at 'cars' if they want to.
     
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  12. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    From dark times to good times........ He's worth it mate. Really glad you have some light in your life ^_^
     
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    edindave

    edindave Über Member

    Location:
    Auld Reeker
    He's really got the hang of it, looking confident! Brilliant!

    We have some good open spaces nearby. That clip was on Granma's street - a bit steep and not the best paving either. He fairly put the miles in on Sunday. Good to tire him out as well!

    Cheers yes, he brings smiles wherever he goes! :biggrin:
     
  14. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    Your nipper has made my day! I showed it to my 16 year old son and even made a moody teenager laugh with joy :biggrin:
     
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  15. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Thats lovely, smashing to see the lad enjoying himself so much.
     
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