Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It's a banner day here at the Davidson home.
Jasper got a new bike!
And he couldn't be happier. The funny thing is that it doesn't even have pedals!
The Adam's Runner Bike is now residing at our house. After much research it was the shortest run bike that I could find, and still it barely fits him.
Our previous bike shopping attempts have been negative experiences.
Jasper has tried out bikes at REI, Costco, Wal-Mart and even Goodwill. All trials have ended with me saying, "I am so sorry Jasper. Your legs are too short to reach the pedals."
Then I hoist Jasper up over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes. He kicks, screams and wails as we gracefully exit the store.
We even tried his friend Rook's Skuut bike, but the seat just didn't go low enough for Little J.
This morning we ventured out to Boulder City Bike Shop, the only store in a 100 mile radius that sold the bike we wanted.
Luckily they are a short drive from our home and I felt even more lucky that they had one bike left in stock. I really wanted to try it out and make sure it would fit Jasper.
When I saw that tiny bike in the window I gasped because it is so little. I knew it would be just right.
To top it all off they were having a sale on all new bikes. Yippee!
Once Jasper climbed on we could all see that it was a match made in Heaven.
When I told him it was time to go he rode over to the clothing section and hid behind some shirts. I think he equated leaving with leaving yet another bike behind.
Neil, the owner, held the door open and practically forced him out the door.
He left only after we each repeated 20 times, "It is your bike Jasper." He finally said, "My bike," and he was off.
He went up and down the street in front of the bike store and then proceeded to load the bike in the van himself. He was so excited!
Fear not -- he wears a helmet. I just didn't bring it to the bike shop.
Posted by Angela at 10:17 PM
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