Emma finally made it out on her first bike ride this evening. One of our neighbours had generously lent us an old bike and child seat ages ago but it took a while to get a helmet for Emma and then to get the seat attached to the bike (the bike it came off having a larger seat post). To offset her blue for boys helmet (they were out of the pink and neutral helmets in her size) Emma was sporting tights and skirt. Surprisingly (given her usual dislike of hats) Emma seemed to accept the helmet without too much fuss.
We were only out about 15 minutes as the spring return is locked solid on the front gears and I wasn’t going to tackle any of the local climbs on our first outing. It was long enough for Christine to get the vacuuming done which Emma hates. Emma seemed happy enough on the back of the bike although it is difficult to tell when she is tucked right behind you. She was burbling away to herself for much of the time although seemed to go quiet when we sped up. Not sure whether that’s fear or enjoyment! I don’t think we’re going to be planning any long trips given the state of the bike but it’s nice to have something else to do with her in the evenings and to know that it’ll be worth us getting her a seat when we get back to the UK.
Lastly, I would like to point out that the honking great 4×4 in the back of the photo is not ours!