I have beenÂ nominated to post a riding/racing photo every day for 10 days.
Bike Photo Day 7: West Yellowstone, Montana July 15, 2015
The future of Haraldson family cycling is clearly evident in this photo of my oldest daughter Ella practicingÂ her skinny skills on a homemade teeterÂ on a trip to visit their Aunt and Uncle atÂ West Yellowstone this past summer. Â Specific riding clothing? Â Who cares I’ll justÂ wear my footies!
To see my daughter’s find such great enjoyment in riding their bikes gives me a great sense of joy. Â To see them graduate from one bike to the next, learning hand brakes, shifting, how to use suspension to pop their front wheel up, the fearlessness in attacking an obstacle. Â Ella’s first 10 mile ride, Cora’s first time coasting down the driveway on her Strider,Â Lili’s first trip in the iBert on the Big Dummy. Â Don’t get me wrong weÂ have had ourÂ moments. Â Like the time Ella decided to ride down the hill by our house, myself watching her go only to finally think to myself I wonder if she knows how to stop….only to see her crash moments later into the curb and fly over the handlebars. Â Yeah it took a little convincing to get back on the bike after that one.
I hope that the passion for cycling will also be ingrained in all three of them and that they too have a lifelong passion for riding.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Focal Length: 50mm Shutter Speed: 1/250 Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 500