Sunday, April 26, 2009

Look Ma, No Training Wheels!

Big Cowpoke has graduated to two wheels! Mr. Cowboy has been trying to get Big Cowpoke to take off the training wheels on his dirt bike for a while now. But Big Cowpoke wasn't sure about that. So, for the last two years he has ridden his bike with training wheels. Then Friday we took them off! Big Cowpoke has been a riding fool. We took the four wheelers and his dirt bike out in the pasture and rode around for a few hours. Then we planned a trip for Saturday to go up to the National Forest to go trail riding. We were so excited. We loaded up and headed up to the National Forest. When we got there the trail was closed. There had been a fire and some of the woods were still smoking! So, we drove all the way up there for nothing. A hour and 45 minute drive. But on the way home we stopped by the Motocross track that is about 4 minutes from our house for Big Cowpoke to see what that is like. He wasn't too sure about the big hills . So, before we go on the big track, we are going to try to hit the trails in a few weeks and let him get a feel of something other than fault muddy pasture. I do have to say, he fell with his bike three times and he didn't even cry. He was fine and grateful he was wearing all his padding. I am excited he now has something that he actually begs to go and do. He likes to ride horses, but I never hear him begging to go ride. I can't wait until I find his one real passion. I love horses, Mr. Cowboy loves bullriding (the sick man), Little Cowpoke loves Peanut, and Cowpokette just wants to ride horses all the time. Well, for now at least. She has plenty of time to change her mind.

10 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

He looks like he had a great time(except for the few falls)bet he was glad for his padding and helmet. Safe riding for him on his new adventure.

Aunt B said...

An expert Biker in the making... sounds like the family had a great day.

lisa said...

What a fun sport. And it's something he can call his own.

Carroll Farm said...

i didn't know that they made training wheels for dirt bikes!?! How cool! I grew up riding quads - from about the time i was 3- when i turned 16 i got a banchee, i weighed less than 100 pounds and the joke was that I was going to need bricks on the back and front to keep it on the ground, i was a'flying!!

Strawberry Lane said...

This is one boy that is having the time of his life!

Alex said...

what great photos- the red/black look great against the green of the grass! He looks like he is having so much fun! glad to see the helmet... got to protect that noggin!

kdwhorses said...

What a big boy! And look at him go! I was wanting Savannah to get to the point where she would lope. Well Sunday ever time I turned around in the arena she would be gone. Trotting and loping everywhere! They are getting to big!

Too darn cute! Way to go Big Cowpoke!

The Wades said...

He looks so grown up! You're a brave mama letting him do that. I'll show Garrett the frog post, but I'm going to keep this one to myself. ;)

Karen said...

My brother started out on a bike like that. Ironically he's all about pedal bikes now. Or was until he broke both his feet in a horrible accident that also mangled his bike.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow. Looks like he's having fun! I'm like Michelle, though, my Mama worries can't take the injury possibilities, so I'll just remain grateful that my boys aren't interested in those bikes. Whew!

It's great when you discover your kids' passions, though. :)

~Lisa