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Old 04-04-2012, 07:54 PM   #41
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Re: Kids and Glide Bikes

Jakob has hit the stage where he's comfortable enough to start going faster, and is gliding more, but his head is all over the place and thus so is the bike.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #42
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Re: Kids and Glide Bikes

Yep, so is my daughter. I just keep telling her to look where she wants to go. (Sound familiar?)

That said, sometimes when she is "all over the place", I can tell it is completely on purpose by the huge grin on her face!
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #43
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Re: Kids and Glide Bikes

Ugh, hate going outside in the summer in Texas. Not much riding done since the heat set in. We've messed around a little with his trailer bike that I got a while back. Still having a hard time getting the concept of pedaling down.

The past few times on the glide bike, he's waaaaay too big for it, so today he officially graduated to a big boy bike.



He did pretty well. It's got coaster brakes so if he pedals the wrong way he stops abruptly. That helps. He had a couple of good runs where I just had my hand on his back and he was pedaling and riding. Won't be long and I'll have to have my bike in order to keep up with him!
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Re: Kids and Glide Bikes

Good stuff. I keep forgetting to order one for my little one(s). Just placed the order.

Thanks for the reminder, from me. My wife thinks you are a bad influence on my wallet.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #45
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Re: Kids and Glide Bikes

This is minor compared to my past!
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:29 PM   #46
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Re: Kids and Glide Bikes

Well, kiddo couldn't pedal at all to save his life on Monday. I attached a helper grab bar to the back of the bike. We've been working on two things all week long.

1. Keep pedaling. Gotta keep the momentum up.
2. Look up and look forward. Trying to instill that target fixation thing of look where you want to go early with him.

It seems to be working, here's the video from this afternoon. I'm quite pleased.


I gotta either get a shorter seat tube or one I can cut down an inch or so in order for him to flat foot his new bike. Don't want to cut the more expensive one it came with. But then we can work on the starting and stopping more and have him more confident in it.

4 and a half years old and riding a proper bicycle. I'm sold on the glide bike process for sure!
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