Monday, 16 March 2009
Cory Learns to Ride a Bike
When our friends Carolyn and Adrian and their little boy Cory arrived in Preuilly in July, they brought with them a Cory-sized bicycle that they had bought at a car boot sale somewhere in England. For two weeks the grown-ups tested their aerobic fitness to the limits by running up and down the quiet driveways and tracks of Preuilly, keeping up with Cory and making sure he didn't fall off (well, too often, anyway). It only took him a couple of days to get his balance, learn to look up and ahead, and be cycling more or less independently, although he didn't realise this for a couple more days. It's not surprising that he got the hang of it very quickly, as his mum was a gymnast in her youth.