My nephew wants to ride a bicycle in Palo Alto. He called for some pointers. I referred him the BikeEd website, which has good information.
I am a big believer in learning the fundamentals right. Especially now that I know where I should have paid more attention in school :) How does that song go? "Wish I knew what I know now, when I was younger..."
While I have played around with theory during my quasi-applied years, I believe it is very important to put theory to work. Text book examples alone don't cut it for me anymore! I want my nephew to be safe and ride vesicularly, just as I attempt to do.
So, I reached out to some LCIs in Palo Alto. Lo and behold, I found at least three that were willing to give my nephew some riding lessons, in traffic, riding alongside with him and teaching him the ropes. You know - the real good instruction and insight.
My nephew has decided he is going to rent a bike from Stanford. Great idea!
Once he gets the bike, he is gonna pay one of the LCIs and take some lessons. I say great!
Oh Yes - It is important to learn the fundamentals correctly! There ain't no two ways about it.
Have a Great Labor Day weekend!
PS. I am a happy uncle today! I haven't had an opportunity to teach a nephew something about cycling in a long time!