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Thursday, October 29, 2009

I don't believe these riding styles are approved by the manufacturer

When we were at the store recently checking out their birthday bikes, the girls had a little trouble deciding. They zoomed all over the store, hopping on this bike and then that one, pedaling furiously up and down the aisles. (It was a little hairy, to tell the truth, I'm actually shocked that they didn't take out any innocent bystanders.) Anyhow, there were sporty orange and purple racing bikes, girly pinkety-pink bikes, rugged speed bikes with hand brakes, fendered bikes with tv characters, and even trick bikes—the extra sturdy kind with those sticky-outy pegs that you can stand on (I think they're called axle pegs, in case my description just doesn't do it for you). Anyhow, we know our girls, and we know the kinds of things they dream up. So we tried hard to push them toward the trick bikes. Yeah... no dice. They were just not interested, and we came home with some adorable, sweet, girly pink and purple bikes. But I suspect they were paying attention when we talked about what you could do with those trick bikes, because they promptly set about doing this kind of stuff: DSC_5571LRs DSC_5582LRs DSC_5638LRs DSC_5599LRs DSC_5613LRs DSC_5627LRs DSC_5630LRs DSC_5633LRs DSC_5635LRs Hmm... Does anyone know if there's an after-market kit to add axle pegs and miscellaneous and sundry braces to normal bikes? Basically, a twin-proofing kit for bicycles?

19 comments:

  1. Analeise10/29/2009

    They are soo funny. I love all the different ways they figured out how to get both of them on the bike at the same time. Good luck trying to find stuff for their bikes, i have no clue where you would even look.

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  2. They are certainly characters! Hope you invested in helmets and full padding too!

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  3. Love the pictures..... they look dangerous together! Double trouble!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

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  4. It cracked me up how many of those photos featured either twin sticking her butt in her sisters friend. Friendly!

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  5. Anonymous10/29/2009

    These girls are so hilarious!

    Lisa

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  6. I can just hear the squeels of laughter. Too cute!

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  7. Thank God they didn't ask for a pony...

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  8. I'm not sure what's funnier: that they're busy doing that or that you're busy clicking away with the camera as they do it!
    You can probably add pegs to the front but the training wheels are of course taking the place pegs could go in the back. You might also see if you can replace the saddle with a banana seat. That would give them a little more room for the sister-act.
    Oh, and get those girls into gymnastics! Wow! ;-)
    May I respectfully suggest that make sure they start wearing their helmets now, especially if they are going to keep this kind of thing up. You would be shocked at how easily they can get a head injury even from such low-speed shenanigans. (Sorry, bike enthusiast who's seen one too many head injuries on her buddies!)

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  9. My DH sells Aflac - you sure you don't want an accident policy? My oldest does all sorts of fun things on her bike (and she does not have pegs or anything else), nor does she have the security of training wheels anymore. It is heartstopping!

    I love following your blog - your girls are adorable. The things they come up with are so cute!

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  11. Clearly the second bike is superfluous (sp?)!
    Fun time!

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  12. good things come in small packages, times two!

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  13. Haha the things your girls think up are amazing! Why am I thinking it's going to be a miracle if they make it to kindergarten?

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  14. No advice on the pegs, but may I suggest investing in full-armor bubble wrap?

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  15. I have no idea about your questions. But, I had to comment that I am so happy to see that someone else lets her kids play outside (apparently) in the footie pj's and crocs. I feel less alone now!

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  16. Looks like you needn't have bought two bikes! Funny you should post this now because one of my daughters just broke her bike seat clean off the post (I'm not even asking how it happened) and I'm having a terrible time finding a replacement. I guess it just doesn't happen very often. Have you tried an X-treme sports store for the pegs and braces?

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  17. Oh. My. I haven't seen bike riding like that since I was the Chinese Acrobats in Beijing. Seriously. LOL.

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  18. What a couple of cuties!

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  19. Love the acrobatics!! You HAVE to tell me where you got the dachshund pyjamas!?!? I heart them!

    Keep smilin!

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