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Monday, 30 April 2012

Off and Away!

Jake got his first opportunity for a real spin on Saturday, a very blustery, threatening rain day.

We have just 3 seconds of first ever pedalling because, as ever, we forgot to check how much battery life we had!  Anyway if you look at Jake's face there is a big smile.

The Philip and Jake went for a straight-forward 20 miler, leaving the poorly Nic at home doing boring stuff.  Check out their route here.

Jake managed brilliantly with the gears, found the set-up made his legs ache a little and the narrow tyres quite tricky but really enjoyed it.

It's red, shiny and brand new!

It's here!

Jake's new bike, his early birthday present, is here.  It's fantastic, bright red, 16 gears, standard size wheels, narrow road tyres - beautiful.
Ah ha!  A box......

Grandpa helps reveal the prize! 
Just look at this..

It really must go in the house, can't have it out in the cold - just yet!
So, as you can see it arrived with things still needing to be done.  It was not a 'ready-to-wear' bike.

Patience was required until the following evening, after school, when the team took Jake and Jake's new, gleaming machine to make sure everything was properly set up for a comfortable riding experience.

On the turbo trainer for bike fitting.
After lots of measurements, pedals fitted, saddle fitted and a little saddle height adjustment Jake was onto the turbo trainer to get a feel of the bike and flick through those extra gears.  A final post-exercise stretching session and all that's left is to get out on the road.