This all began last year while I spent nearly every day as a regular on the Fredericton trails. They are amazing! Of course I had little baby Jack in his BOB with Lucy and we walked a ton. I encountered many bikers and with that came the bike trailers. I loved seeing the kids in them because they were having a blast, enjoying a snack, or having a good snooze. I knew I wanted to have one for Jack and it would be a great way for me to exercise. Of course the whole thing unravelled when I found out how much they cost. But one yard sale and $35 later (thanks Grammie) this was going to happen!
|Our kick butt bike trailer! Also doubles as a jogging stroller which is great if we didn't have the BOB.|
Getting all cleaned up for its first trip out.
|Just leaving the driveway - so tense!|
|Jack after we got back from our zoom around the block! Loved it and SO ready for more. Also - his bike helmet was an AWESOME Kijiji find for $10!|
This cute little face told me everything - "I love this! Momma we are going biking - now". Surprisingly, I did just fine going down the road and felt encouraged so I went around the block. Of course the hill up the next road was unwelcome and biking on the actual road and not the sidewalk nearly gave me a heart attack. Papa caught up with us halfway on our short journey and I felt better having backup. We made it back to the house and Jack was SO excited. I felt the relief of pulling into the driveway and knew it would take some getting used to. Papa took Jack out for a quick spin and I decided I need to come up with a game plan to be able to do this without stressing years off my life.
So tonight I went out with Scott on a mission to get comfortable biking with the trailer. Scott was my backup incase I got into trouble or killed myself driving around. He was very patient and reassuring! We left Jack behind and so I had no reservations about trying out new routes. It was the best thing! We biked through a ton of paths and I took it over lots of bumps, corners and tight squeezes to understand how it handled. After 5km of biking I felt pretty confident. I am ready to go out on my own tomorrow with Jack - eep. Wish us luck!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying another post about our cautiously-optimistic-biking Happily Hectic Household!