Speaking of spring, we got N a new mountain bike (MTB) because that's his other burning interest, and for years he rode on a hand me down from a friend. The bike was nice, nicer than anything else we had, but hardly a MTB fit for a mountain bike shredder like N. The key components that he was looking for were disc brakes and larger wheels. His old bike has old style brakes, which slip and slide when wet or muddy, and had 24" wheels. It was time for him to graduate to a 26" or 27.5" like the big boys. I have 26 inch wheels, but my bike is over 20 years old.
Whatever be the case, we got him a sweet new ride and he's totally stoked about it. He literally can't wait for the snow to melt so we can hit the trails, though mud season will set up back some more. I'm glad he's happy with it, we ended up getting it new at EMS, and it was 20% off because it was a 2014, last year's model, whatever that means. It was the last bike in his size that they had left.
Needless to say he's been riding it around the driveway and yard, despite the snow and ice. He's a trooper, that's for sure. Now I just need to get myself a bike that was made in this millennium and we'll be good to go.
Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to JP for the pic.