A few years ago, my brothers bought Leto a bicycle. The problem was that he was too small to ride it. Now that he is 5, and we finally went and bought the boys some helmets (the law here), we decided to teach the boys how to ride the bike. I had to try to clean up the bike a bit because it did survive Hurricane Irene in my parents’ basement. The boys shared a low rider trike bike for a while, but we figured it is good to get Leto riding a bike now that he fits his bike and is getting older. Rob pumped up the tires and we headed out to a dead end road where I constantly rode my bike “Sweet Thunder” as a child (you know you want to see what my bike looked like, so go click on that link).
Leto started riding the bike and had to adjust to looking up while riding it. After a few tries and about half an hour, he was having a great time and doing a great job. He didn’t ride it for a half an hour straight, because we made sure Micah would get a chance to try too. The problem he had was that he was SO ready to just go off on that bike without a problem, except that his legs are a little short still, so he would have to fling the pedals hard to reach them again (which he seemed to do a little of). Hopefully next year we’ll be able to afford to get Micah a bike so they can ride together! Micah seemed a little bored and wanted to go but Leto wanted to keep riding his bike. Poor Micah. He eventually started to run and follow Leto as Leto rode his bike, so that made things less boring for him. After about an hour outside it started raining, but the boys had a good time.