Today my daughter and I went to the running track again and I logged 1.5 miles- whew, it’s work! Also, I free mounted, rode 50+ meters and (finally) performed a rear dismount. So… am I in the Level-One club, or do I have to do it consistantly 4 or 5 times to be welcomed into the fold?
My daughter rode 3/4 of the way around the quarter mile track- solo cruising!! She said that she could have kept going, but she was just too pooped to roll. I guess that 20" wheel requires a lot of pedaling (sigh). I know I get winded going around just one time on my 24" wheel.
[The running track is quite a challenge]
Yesterday I cruised several times around the block in my neighborhood and it was really fantastic. I was doing a descent job of travelling a long distance and free mounted all along the way.
Today we went to the running track and it was work! I’ve decided that a running track is a great place to develop skills. There are quite a few bumps and humps which I now refer to as ‘gravity wells’ and it’s quite curvy and narrow (only two lanes). The street is definitely an easier ride.
I managed to increase my distance quite a bit from a tip I found:
The tip said to try and keep a rhythm. So that’s what I did and it really worked quite well.
The other thing I did to minimize the effects of the ‘gravity wells’, was to pick up the pace a bit. It seems easier to get through dips and bumps when you increase your speed.
We have a lot more learning and a lot more fun ahead!