|Look Daddy, no legs!|
Most of the major bike companies make some sort of 20-inch wheeled mountain bike, some of which are miniature versions of their serious adult offerings. I was very impressed with the Scott Spark JR 20; a real full-suspension mountain bike, not just a department store ornamental knockoff. It's more than likely outside of our present budget and/or needs, but cool in any case.
|Mastered: circa 1990 Murray "Fashion Crew" ersatz BMX bike.|
As aesthetically deficient as the Murray may be, it made for a fine testing platform. After airing up the tires, she threw a leg over and had soon mastered this up-sized bike, although the high handlebars were received as somewhat awkward. She was doing figure eights and loops in the street, and even some "look Daddy, no fingers" taunts aimed at my parental sense of safety. We then ventured to some dirt to get a different feel.
|Dirt riding on 20-inch wheels.|
A little later, I rode downtown to my friend Andy's New Orleans themed party at the Denver Beer Company.
|The boiling tent, with Andy and his crew hard at work.|
|A few of the guests of honor, affectionately called mudbugs.|