Today was a big day for my son Will. It was his 3rd day learning to ride a bike, and after a few minutes it felt like he had been bike riding for weeks. Yesterday his best 2 rides lasted about 30 seconds each, which was fantastic progress from the 1st day when he could not go more than a couple seconds without me holding the handlebars. (Click here for the story with pictures and video of Will’s 1st two days riding a bike.)
THE BIKE RIDING BREAKTHROUGH
Today Will picked right up where he left off, and he instantly was riding for 30-40 seconds at a time. Then he got over a minute. I had my camera setup on a tripod to get videos of Will bike riding, and after several rides of about 60-90 seconds, my battery was getting low. So I put the camera back in my car, and go figure, what happened next was Will’s bike riding breakthrough. His next ride was 4 minutes 11 seconds! I was blown away! A few minutes later he lasted 4 minutes 19 seconds, but I still did not have the camera setup.
WILL’S BEST RIDE YET
Finally after we took a break in the shade for a little bit and played a little soccer in the field, Will wanted to give the bike one last try before we went home. I set the tripod up and told him my battery would die soon, so I would only have enough for 1 good ride. His final ride lasted 5 minutes! He honestly could have kept going and going, but his legs were just tired. I know it is 5 minutes of the same thing, but if you want to see how great he did, here is the video.