Saturday, April 16, 2016

First Bicycle :: One Hundred Six

A fortunate score at the second-hand shop, and at last Maria is learning to ride a bicycle! She spent a couple of hours at it, and has the sore bum to prove it. She's teaching herself, with happy enthusiasm, by balancing and coasting, then testing the pedals. Every success is seen in her smile. Next order of business is to resuscitate the rest of our bikes, and find a safe place, out of the damp air, to store them.

**Update :: April 16**
To calm any concerns: She is wearing a helmet, even though I would love to adopt the Dutch riding style; we know California drivers make carefree cycling an impossibility. And, yes: The bike is too small for her height. But it's a trainer, and has been ideal for her first time nerves. The funny-cool thing is she's so confident and has wired it so quickly, she's ready for that full sized bike, already!

Notice: For sale, like new 20", seven gear, mountain bike by Starling. Very pretty, nice ride. Perfect trainer.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

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