Our oldest child is quite coordinated..we learned that when he learned how to ride a bike without training wheels close to his 3rd birthday. Santa brought him a new 16" Redline BMX bike for Christmas this year. We could hardly wait to see get him to the BMX track at Kearny Mesa Raceway
It didn't start off that good actually.... Mason sat in the parking lot on his bike, sizing up his competition. Most of the kids were riding these fancy race bikes with name brand gear from head to toe. Mason had on jeans & a jersey that was 5 sizes to big for him. He didn't care, he had that look of determination in his eye.
We get him up to the start of the big hill, he timidly rides down & doesn't make it up the 1st jump. He falls, throws his bike down and screams, "I hate it, I don't want to do it." Oh boy... here we go. His Dad quickly put him back on, pushed him into the next jumps and he was off. He finished his first lap and that was that...he was hooked.
We definitely had a proud parent Sunday. To see your 4 1/2 year old riding with the big kids, not being intimidated, and just loving riding his new bike should make any parents day.
Looks like we will be spending many more days @ the BMX park.
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