Eva's Frog Bike
At the start of the biking season this year, I would take Eva out for a ride on her old bike and I would run along side her holding on to one of her arms. She lacked the confidence to peddle by herself and was afraid of falling or crashing. This would have been her second year using the bike. She loved the bike because it was pink but it was very heavy and the position of the seat was such that she was sort of leaning back and the handle bars were high and forced her to stay like that. It was obvious she could not get power to the pedals. She was unable to leverage her weight. I knew that she needed a new bike or she was just going to get frustrated.
Last month the president of the Canmore bike club happened to be over for a BBQ at our condo. Not knowing much about bikes, I thought is wise to ask him to recommend a good bike for Eva. Without hesitation he mentioned a Frog bike. He had recently bought one for his daughter Allison and he was very impressed with the bike. He also took close look at Eva and recommended the Frog 55 with the 20" frame. So, I ordered a Frog for Eva and a mountain bike for myself so we would be able to ride together.
The very first day with the bike the improvement in her biking ability was striking. Clearly, the bike has been designed to maximize performance. The bike is remarkably light compared to her old bike. On the next two outings her skill level continued to improve exponentially and she has no problems on hills and has lost fear of loosing control of the bike. She has mastered the gears and the hand brakes that her old bike did not have. She has no trouble keeping up to me and wants now to try the Legacy Trail (22 km) up to Banff. I could have bought a less expensive bike but the Frog has proven to be a good decision. It is an investment that will have Eva enjoying the sport in a community blessed with world class biking trails. I highly recommend one of these Frog bikes to any parent.
Canmore, AB, Canada, Jul 16