We set off and before the first mile mark we were at the dirt bike park and Max took a ride down the mini mogul track. Methinks he loved it because he headed right back after finishing the first round. I asked him to slow down for a photo and instead he requested a video.
Traveling along we came to playground equipment and being all boy and all kid there was the requisite stop to jump, climb and play.
A bit later down the trail we saw this single deer nibbling leaves for dinner across the river from the island we were on.
It was a pleasant but quite humid evening and the breeze from pedaling felt great. Max had a really good time and said so on the way home three times at least "That was really fun!"
Getting youngsters exposed to bike riding and the adventure that is inherent in bicycling is fun for a grownup too! I am an explorer at heart, sometimes I think exploring is more the draw than bicycling itself and I love to share that with kids because it comes so natural to them.
|Deer spotted from Island Park across the river|