Here is the enthusiasm before we began. It probably took us just as long to get ready and load the car as it did to walk/run the entire route.
He got a lot of practice figuring out his brakes (about every two seconds). This picture reminds me of this post from 2010. He's not a speed demon yet, but he's got at least a year and a half to catch up and it was fun to see him really try out his new bike without his big brother telling him what to do.
I kept telling him to look where he was going in order to steer the bike and this is the end result after looking at a bird off in the distance.
Then came the hill. He got a bit nervous when the bike started to drift backward.
Even after a few pushes, he decided that walking back to the car was his best bet. It was certainly faster.
Proud of his efforts, but excited to get on with his day...such a big personality in a small package. Gotta love it!