September 3, 2008 – A Boy, A Bike, A Wrench

We’ve been a bit slow getting Martin proficient on a bike – it’s hard to learn on gravel, but it’s time to get him started.

Here he’s swapping the training wheels off one bike and putting them on another.  He’s handy enough with the wrenches that he is able to take off, install, and lower and raise the training wheels on his own.  There’s a couple of bike options for him – the one he’s pictured with is pink and says “Dream Girl” on the chain guard, and he wasn’t a fan of that, so is moving the training wheels to another bike after Dad said “get over it or change the training wheels yourself.”  It’s good to build self-reliance!

one year ago…”Praying Mantis”.