A few days ago we mentioned that the kids are getting heavy enough that carrying both long distances can be a chore. While the Stokemonkey, is an obvious (though unobtainium) solution, we think we might be on to something else —kid power!
The seven-year-old is getting interested in riding on her own. By this summer, when we don’t have school and more time to get places, I’ll probably experiment with having her ride on her own and just haul the five-year-old on the Xtracycle. She needs to get some miles in before then. She’s pretty timid and not very comfortable with speed just yet.
I’d love any advice anyone can give about teaching kids to ride on the road. For now, she’s on the sidewalk and just getting comfortable with braking, cornering and going a little faster. Does anyone have some tips? Determination is her strong suit and now that she really wants to ride, I think more practice is all she really needs. But I welcome any advice anyone wants to offer.