Monday, September 21, 2009

Halloween is coming

Halloween is right around the corner. If your household is like ours, the costume has been picked out for weeks, but not before being changed several times.

This year, try something new....get your little one out a Strider when you go door to door. Fix a basket to the handlebars to carry the candy. Imagine the speed you would all cruise the neighborhood this Halloween. (Kids - that means more candy!) Plus, just think how cool a little princess or cow would look scooting along the sidewalk. If the front door allows, the kids wouldn't even have to get off the bike - "trick or treat!" and then turn and ride to the next one.

What color goes best with Halloween? Orange of course!

I'd like to introduce a first for Adam's Bike Shop - The Halloween Contest! If you have a Strider bike, use it this Halloween and send me a picture for the blog. The pictures will be posted here and then I'll either put 'em to a vote or choose a winner randomly. The prize will be something Strider related and compliments of Adam's Bike Shop. I'll post the details later.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Brake Assembly

I just ordered Charlotte a brake assembly for her bike. Ever since riding with her friends she's been putting her feet on the launch pads more and more. She's good at slowing down or stopping with her feet, but I thought maybe the brake assembly would make it a bit easier. And save her shoes.
When it arrives I'll post some pictures and the instructions. I can get you the brake assembly for $20.00 + tax.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Strider in the woods

Not too long ago I invited my daughter Charlotte to ride some of the very same trails that I ride. I told her it was in the woods and that there would be other bikers, roots and rocks. She immediately said YES. We set a day and talked about trail etiquette until the day came.
Here's a map of the trail system. We hit the green loop in the upper right corner.
I didn't know what to expect. We were going to hit the beginner loop, which is pretty short - for me - and has a couple hills. What I wasn't ready for, was how excited and how fast Charlotte was on the trail. She LOVED it! We were jogging to keep up with her. The roots and rocks didn't slow her down one bit. She really enjoyed the downhills and the occasional push I gave her for the longer uphills. What's cool with the Strider bike is that I can trick her a bit. I "push" her by putting my hand on her back and she thinks I'm pushing, but I'm not really pushing all that much and she's still doing most of the work.
Initially I thought we'd make it about half way around the loop before she got bored or tired, but I was wrong! We made it the whole way, with one significant stop to allow a group of riders to pass.
After that it was back in the saddle and kicking up dust! When we finished she asked "Umm, dadee? Can we go 'gain?" Awesome! A quick check of the mileage reports .78 miles - way to go Charlotte!
Here are the pictures:



Bridges? No problem!

Leanin' in the corner



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To be more in line with the internet, pricing for my Strider bikes will now be $88.20 everyday.