Little boys have a lot of energy and that certainly needs to be channeled somewhere. Among many of the sports available for your boy to take up, biking could possibly be his thing – all you need to do is spend a little more time in allowing him to explore his limits.
You might just be taken by surprise as to how far his limits might actually take him.
Max at the age of 6 years and 6 months has been riding for 10 months now. He learnt how to ride without support on a regular Chinese BMX and soon upgraded to a real mountain bike – a Commencal Ramones 16”. He rides 3-4 kms of serious downhill’s, is not satisfied until he puts in atleast 10-12 km when he’s riding cross-country style
Boys are meant to be naughty and getting naughty on the bike allows him to be so while he get’s all that physical exercise required by boy that age. The pump track, under the supervision of the parent or better yet, with an experienced rider who can guide your little one who can really help him improve his skills on two wheels.
A Saturday morning means training, driving out with his dad either to the closest DH trail in Hattiban or Chobar trails and the pump track in Gyanodaya School, Khokana.
Saturday July 18th, he get’s up at 5.30am to be at the pump track at 7am with Nishant Shah, another young DH rider who likes to train hard and strong. Max is thrilled when he get’s to ride with senior riders and see for his own eyes the possibilities of the future – what he could possibly push himself to.
He will observe with keen eyes on how Nishant is able to pump faster, fly higher - is a keen listener when Nishant is explaining riding techniques. He likes to learn how to do it right, to be riding faster, flying higher – it is never enough.
After an hour and a half of training, its time to go home. He insists on riding back and puts in another 5km on the road as his dad follows him closely to finish yet another wonderful day of father and son time. An amazing way to complete a Saturday morning.