First stop was the Munger bike trail, accessed through Jay Cooke State Park. This fun easy bike ride on a designated bike trail turned out to be more complicated then letting her ride on the sidewalks of s. Minneapolis. HOLY CRAP, the spills these two took, it was amazing there wasn't a broken limb or three.
They did amazing (spirits wise). Turns out Lucy wasn't too good at brake application. Her training wheels weren't overly stable and well, the combination of the two issues had her at one point flying into the foliage on the side of the path so fast and hard that she almost completely disappeared. She came out angry, and i was mad too (mostly scared) that she refused to let me show her how to use the brakes again, and instead took off peddling down a pretty big hill. The spill did serve a purpose, she used a lot more caution after this spill.
They (mostly Lucy) were so dang competitive. The focus on the other also caused a few spills.
But it was mostly fun and good exercise for everyone. Before they could fall their way down all those hills they had to peddle hard UP all those hills.
a well deserved drink after a long, hard, scary bike ride.
we stopped at Leif Erickson park to throw rocks at the water.