A Double Play!

IMG_1496A double play turned by my beloved Cubs to get out of a jam is a great thing to witness (especially this year).  But witnessing two twins learn to ride at almost the same time is even better!

Breckenridge and Douglas are both six and both had very little interest in learning to ride.  Dougie asked if he could just “walk his bike.”  Brecken said his plan was to do one up-and-back and call it a day.  Well, we all know that wasn’t going to happen.  They both had a lot of energy and I was able to get them to feed off each other’s energy when one would falter.  They could not believe that they were riding solo by time we were done.  It wasn’t easy for any of us.  95+ F, sunny, and a longer lesson than usual.  The instruction could be done for both, but each had to wait their turn to go down the street.  Once in a while, one would try to show the other how to do it. 

As with many students, parents are even happier than the kids.  They often send me video of them riding on their own (especially since they are instructed to practice the very next day or throughout the week).  Just a few days later, video was in my email of both twin enjoying riding (Breck: https://youtu.be/kNILxUwaans — Doug: https://youtu.be/H7wZpm7z7Ow ), and excited to go again tomorrow.

It’s always exciting to see kids show up unable to ride and leave loving their bikes.  I think the twins’ mom sums it up well–here’s what she posted on Facebook:



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