Zoom PBS & kids riding!

My daughter is 5 (will be 6 in May) and is in the process of learning. She can
ride back and forth across the basement now unassisted. We have a semcycle 16"
which she is using. I put the seat all the way down when she started to learn
last fall. I could probably move the seat up a little now.

She is working towards riding in here first parade in June.

hartmame wrote:

> I caught that PBS kids show ZOOM yesterday. It had a bit about a kid on a
> unicycle. He had the seat so low, it made my knees hurt just watching it.
>
> My daughter was excited though, she wants to learn. Anybody have any ideas for
> teaching a 5 year old to ride?? I put the seat all the way down on my 20"
> Schwinn and its still to high! I think a 16" inch would be too large also. I
> saw that semcycle makes a 14, but I can’t justify spending $150.00 when she
> may not stay interested. Any ideas for this problem??
>
> Mary hartmame@uc.edu


Andy Arhelger juggle@no_spamus.ibm.com

Re: Zoom PBS & kids riding!

hartmame wrote
>My daughter was excited though, she wants to learn. Anybody have any ideas for
>teaching a 5 year old to ride?? I put the seat all the way down on my 20"
>Schwinn and its still to high! I think a 16" inch would be too large also. I
>saw that semcycle makes a 14, but I can’t justify spending $150.00 when she may
>not stay interested. Any ideas for this problem??

I have always found DM 12" wheels to be ideal for teaching the smallest
munchkins. You’d have to import it from the UK though and I’m sure the
overall cost would be more than US$150. I don’t know what else may be
available in the states.

For DM’s I’d suggest contacting Butterfingers in Bristol:
mailbox@butterfingers.co.uk.

Danny Colyer mos@clara.net