Tim makes pushing a kid up a hill while riding his own bike look easy.
It’s not that easy.
Like anything else, it takes a lot of practice.
And enduring a little (or a lot of) yelling from the kid because you steered him into the curb or the bushes or a parked car.
Last summer I pedaled a little too close to the 5–year–old while giving him a push and scraped his tender little 5–year–old leg with my pedal. He was not happy. And of course, I felt really bad every time I saw the 4 inch long pedal mark on his leg.
I’m better at it now—I can push him up all five hills without incident. Hopefully, by the summer he will no longer need pushes.
I’m looking forward to being left in the dust.