Straight to it

Cooper Eight-year old Cooper is a big fan of Geography and has plans with his family to bike in France this year.  One hitch, he didn’t know how to ride his bike–until today.  His balance was actually pretty good right from the start.  But one of his challenges was to keep everything pointed straight ahead (including his feet and left knee).  His left foot would even fly off the pedal.  So we worked hard on keeping everything straight and using coasting to ease off the speed when necessary.

I also locked in a new phrase to go with many others I say:  Start straight, End straight.  Mainly the front wheel.  Pretty important to keep the wheel straight when starting, but also when braking.

Cooper mastered it very quickly and did great.  With some solid practice over the next few days, he will be ready for International Biking! 

Congrats, Cooper (and his dog who came along to watch).

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