Showing posts from July, 2014

Stroller Biking

I hate the bus in summer. So many smells and all the weirdos are out in full bloom. With the older kid biking we have more freedom. On the hotter days we have done stroller biking. What is that? Well, it means our kid bikes and we walk really fast with the stroller behind her. I would love her to ride on the road but with us on the sidewalk I am not so confident that she won't get run over by a car.

As you can see by the picture, I am not committed enough to invest in a stroller that cost a bazillion dollars. I also don't like the idea of buying one used unless I see that it was cleaned. Too many times I see junk or gross things people try to sell. Also, my husband is very allergic to animals so if it has even been near something with hair then forget it. This means I have to buy new. Ok, fine. Let's see how long I last with the car seat stroller set up.

We have done a lot of walking and pushing a baby. We did this whole set up to the Wooden Boat festival to Lake Union.

Kids riding on their own (The lazy way)

Training wheels are the worst idea. If you have kids forget the training wheels, they don't help. Instead take the pedals off a bike if they have one. If you have the money, get them a balance bike. At the time our daughter was little enough for a balance bike we were in economical poo. So, buying a balance bike or any bike just seemed out of the question. It wasn't until we moved to Seattle where we were able to afford stuff. Right now I am in the process of getting rid of stuff.

When we finally got our daughter a bike we figured it would be a good idea to put training wheels on the bike. We purchased her bike at Bike Works and she rode it home with the training wheels. Everything was good until she crashed into a berry bush. That basically ended her biking career for a good 8 months. In the meantime the Viking offspring grew and grew and the bike was just too small for her. A lot of begging happened for a new bike. In the meanwhile our kid was using the bike as part of what…