|Ready to ride home from school|
|Picking up L after getting his first flat tire|
Because we have cargo bikes--the Bakfiets can carry both kids & his bike in the box, the Yuba can tow his bike while he rides on the deck--Linnaeus has the opportunity to ride whenever he wants to, but doesn't have to ride the whole way if he gets tired. There's no pressure like there might be if we had no way to carry him & his bike home. If we didn't have a way to tote him & his bike, we probably wouldn't let him bring his bike on the longer rides that we do, so he'd get fewer chances to ride.
A good example of the sag wagon effect is last Thursday's Vancouver Family Biking Pyjama Ride. Linny set out with us on his bike to meet up with the crew at Science World, then rode to Stanley Park. On the way home, he rode from Stanley Park past Science World before getting too tired. That's about 18km total. So we popped his bike into the bakfiets & he rode on the deck of the Yuba for the remaining few kilometres home.
|Riding home from the Children's Festival|
Riding home from school every day means he's been regularly riding 20km or more a week, not including some of our evening & weekend rides. Pretty good for a little boy who's not even six years old yet!
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