Today my preschooler is doing a guest post for me on why he loves his Runners Bike so much. So take over my space little man!
I tend to fall in love with things easily. I guess it is my age or at least that's what my mom says. I want every new thing I discover each day and I want it NOW. But I am learning life doesn't work that way.Or at least that's what my mom says. I will find out as I grow.
Just as I reached 2 yrs, I realized I liked "speed". Anything that moved fast, made my eyes flutter and my heart beat faster. I loved that feeling ! Speed , bring it on! That's how I fell in love with cars, trucks, buses and it looks like it will stay with me for a really long time.
When I turned 3, I saw boys and girls from my neighborhood on some kind of a 2-wheeler they called "bikes". I was on a 3 wheeled, toy-shaped, silly-looking, downright-degrading TRICYCLE! You see, I never wanted to be on it.My neighbors called me a baby, while I was actually a big boy.I knew it was that damn tricycle that earned me that "baby" tag.
I made myself pretty clear to my parents that I will not be riding that tricycle again. I wanted that thing called a BIKE. And NOW.
My mom and dad decided that I was ready to graduate from a tricycle and hence decided to let me try a Balance Bike. We were at MEC and I laid my eyes on this bike. You know how I tend to like things at first sight? But, I mean, this was not so hard to fall in love with ! Just look at it.
I could pick it up myself and nobody had to teach me how to ride it. It is MINE.
It was really love at first sight. I couldn't stop myself from getting on it and cruising. Just when mom and dad were not looking at me, I took off on the bike and disappeared into the aisles of the store, air blowing right through the strands of my hair, I was striding my way through the crowd until an employee found me and brought me back to my parents. Oops.
" Man that was fun " I said to myself !
Apparently, I wasn't supposed to be riding it in the store. I'll save that piece for another time.
Ok, it wasn't safe to ride it literally in the store but, " Mom, can I please, please, please ride it on the road? This is a MUST-HAVE for a boy like me !".
It was quite hard to part with it at the store. I shed tears as I walked away. I dreamed about it at nights and I had to repeat myself to my Mom - " This is a MUST-HAVE for a boy like me!"
I just couldn't forget that cruising experience I had,speeding down the aisles of the store.
I just whizzed away striding forward with my feet and in a few minutes before I knew it, I was SPEEDING ! I felt like a big kid - kinda cool on a bike ( FINALLY) and I was balancing myself without falling on the ground. Just like the big kids in my neighborhood.
Truly, this was the best biking experience I had in the 3-4 yrs of my life on this earth.
Nights became days. Days became weeks. Was I ever going to have that bike ? One day I came home and found this. Holy-Bike!
It is the best thing I have had this summer - Runners Balance Bike.
It came in a neatly packed box. Mom and dad put it together quickly
without any arguments on the how-to's so it would be ready for me when I came home.
It even has a cute, little bell which can make a sound so effortlessly.Perfect for my little hands.
I carry it down the flight of stairs myself. Yep, I can do it ! Weighs only 3.6 kgs.
Feels pretty cool to hang out with the big kid. In my own bike !
I can handle it with one hand while I use the other to explore the nature around me.That's why it is called an Ultralight Bike.
The tires are great quality - I can feel the smooth and easeness when I just glide in them. They are the perfect size for me to speed around in. We filled air in the tires and I was ready to go, go, go!
The seat is adjustable from 13.5 to 18 inches. I think this is a great idea as I really want to have this bike even when I grow taller. It's fun to just zoom around.
The seat is very comfortable. I was on this bike for 4 hrs straight the first day. Yes, my summer is packed with evenings of cruising around in this bike.
Yes folks..it is hard to get him off the bike. Given the ease with which he can handle it, the ride continues even at home. He comes cruising in style on his bike for dinner and insists on parking it like a real bike..LOL. He found the bike a perfect parking spot right in between 2 cabinets!
Runners Bike Ultralight is the only bike that comes with a bell. I haven't seen a balance bike so far that comes with a bell. Of course, you might be able to buy it as an accessory.
Balance Bikes are a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn balance without being frustrated or fearful. It has been a week since he has been using it and balances really well. We do have a regular bike with pedals which is his ultimate goal. He is well on his way to riding it soon.
We have tried some balance bikes before and I would say Runners Bike is one of the best bikes that you can invest in. Runners Bike also sells seat extensions if kids want to enjoy them for a longer time. Since we live in a country with severe winters, children forget how to balance over the course of winter.So remember to keep the bike until your child turns 5 and gains balance, stability and confidence to use a conventional bike. My son will often be turning to his Runners-Bike to practice his balancing skills.
Visit Runners-Bike to learn more and you might want to order one !
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Disclosure: I received a sample for review purpose only. No monetary compensation was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.