Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bike field experience

We met at Plaza Saltillo with our bikes, helmets, and scooters in tow as part of our human powered unit. Our mission was to practice riding our bikes and to get more comfortable with balance and using our brakes and gears. After a lesson on bike safety and practice time, we crossed the street to East Side Pedal Pushers to meet with Lee, the owner and expert on everything bikes. 

Lee, owner of East Side Pedal Pushers
 He gave us a tour of the shop and talked in detail about the wheel and axle of a bike. He also gave us some insite on questions we had about the history of bikes and how gears work. Thanks Lee for your time and expertise! 

We had a picnic, practiced some more on our bikes, and had play time at Comal Park.