Yesterday Daniel and Jack did a little father-son excursion with another father and son we have become friends with. I am incredibly proud of Jack for tackling his first serious mountain biking ride to Edwards Point. Daniel thinks they covered about 9 miles. Jack said he fell off his bike twice, and he came home pretty muddy. The following comments are Jack's regarding his experience.
"This is where I got stuck in the mud." – Jack, age 5.5
This is when I fell in the mud... I just collapsed into the water mud.
Mr. Tarbell helped me pull it [my bike] out.
This ride was better than the Pump Track because we went a lot faster.
The only time I got off my bike [on the way to the Point] was for some water breaks.
I didn't walk my bike down the steep hills, but I did walk it up.
We walked to the Point after we parked our bikes.
We went to all three Points.
We were throwing stuff off the ledge: rocks, a pine cone, and sticks.
This is one of the cliffs.
They were not scary but Daddy thought I was going to jump off, I think.
It would be scary to jump off!
We were hopping over a log to go back.
Where we parked our bikes – on the kid tree.
Riding back to the car.
It was tiring walking up the hills with my bike.
Some of the time I rode on the side of the [banked] path.
Do you know why?
Because there were mud puddles [we had to go around].
We saw a teenager and he wasn't behaving very well.
He was riding a dirt bike and he almost hit daddy.
And then they had an issue. 😆
I only got hurt one time.
That is the end.