On Wednesday, Kristy and I joined Charlie for BMX practice. What surprised me the most was how much one little lap kicked my butt! This worked out good for Kristy, because she got more time on the bike. She was having a blast and would just keep doing laps while I rested. One kid even challenged her to a race. She plans to race for real on Sunday too! I'll be the pit dad. They run the motos pretty quickly, so Charlie may need assistance while Kristy is racing.
My favorite part of the track was the whoop section. You didn't even have to pedal, and you picked up speed! Push down on the bike as the front wheel goes down the whoop, pull up on the bike as it goes up the face. You get going pretty fast and have to remember to set up the berm. I forgot once and came close to going over the top of it.
Our friends had some kid gear that was too small for their son, so they passed it down to Charlie. He looks pro now.