Friday, March 18, 2011

Biker Chick!

Looks like Becca doesn't need Mama anymore to be a biker chick!  She's got wheels herself, and she knows how to use them!  Big, big, big thanks go out to Mr. Kyle, Miss Ashley's (our PT's) husband, who specially adapted this tricycle so that Becca could have a bike just like the other kids her age - and still reach the pedals!  Ashley and Kyle are into cycling (Ashley's actually the one who got me into this triathlon mess :) ), Kyle's an engineer, and Ashley (obviously) works with kids with special needs.  Put them together and, voila!  Ashley and Kyle are a part of a non-profit that works to get adapted bikes to kids that need them.  We were honored for Becca to be their guinea pig.  Kyle essentially stacked the pedals so Becca could reach them and attached velcro straps that wrap around her feet so that she'd have some extra help as she pedaled (much like fancy pedal clips).  He also added a bracket so that he could move her seat up farther.  It means so much to me (and to Miss Ashley!) to see Becca learning such a "normal" child behavior!  Pretty soon, we'll be riding side-by-side (though Becca and I both still love riding together on my bike)!  As Becca says at the end of the video, "Thank you Mr. Kyle [and Miss Ashley]!"

(Sorry about the crappy cinematography.  An uncoordinated camera lady walking backwards while filming on a phone does not good video make.  But I think you get the gist of it!)
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  1. I have to tell you that she is a much better pedaler than Addie is at almost 5 years old. Look at her go!!!