Cycling 2016 bump - finally got out on a real ride on Sunday, just 50k / 30 miles or so but enough feel tired, hungry, and sore. While I did use the spin bike over the winter, clearly not enough, and as I get older it’s slowly getting to the point that I can’t just hop on in the spring and be at 90%.
My 2 year old wants a bike. We bought her a tricycle last year which was a waste of money; poorly designed, not adjustable, and her feet don’t reach the pedals despite her being fairly tall for her age. At the bike shop she fits a proper bike with rubber tires and training wheels; a 12-inch frame fits great, even a 16-inch is just a bit big on her.
However… they also have those push bikes which are new to me. Anyone have any experience with them? Some cursory research is that training wheels (in use since forever) have always been a terrible way to learn to ride a bike; they teach pedaling when it shouldn’t be the focus, but actively teach the wrong approach in terms of balance, steering, and momentum. That makes sense to me. Thoughts before I spend $100 on one?