from a man with a company that makes a very unusual bicycle.
He submitted a series of e-mails that led me to write about him, and his product on my bike blog, The Cycling Dude.
It was the beginning of a friendship that has changed my life, in many positive ways, and I've even had the opportunity to meet him a couple of times over the years on his trips to Ca.
Randy Eady introduced me to the "Balance Bike", and not just the idea of such a bike for pre-schoolers, but models made for adults, specifically seniors.
Dec. 2006 = Raising A Cyclist In 21st Century America
Nov. 2007 = Raising A Cyclist In 21st Century America Part 2
Sept. 2009 = So Easy A 3 year Old Can Do It!
In Oct. 2009 mainstream journalism, in the form of the NY Times, finally did a major story on the subject. :-D
Now, in 2012, Nicholas Day, writing for Slate Online, posts a lengthy, fascinating, and entertaining, essay proclaiming "Down With Training Wheels!"
In this essay he shares the more than 150 yr. old history, and science, behind such a concept as a "Pedaless Bicycle", and the practical, and healthful, benefits behind them, especially for the youngster just learning to ride.