As many of you know, Trenton took a bad fall on his bike the day after Easter.
He was across the street playing with friends. He rode his bike down their driveway (which is steeper than our driveway), and was going to turn to get on the sidewalk from the driveway. Except he didn’t make his turn sharp enough. He went through the grass between the sidewalk and the road, narrowly missing a mailbox, hit the curb, and went flying into the road.
Trenton had a big gash in his right knee, and his other leg, arms, and face were all scraped up. He wound up needing two stitches in his knee.
And he hit the road so hard that it bent the handlebar shaft on his bike. He was very lucky that he wasn’t hurt worse than he was.
I think Trenton probably would have gotten back on his bike as soon as those stitches came out of his knee, but we weren’t going to let him ride a bent up bike.
Last week Jarrod and Trenton went to a local bike shop, and Trenton picked out a new bike. The bike shop assembled it, and it was ready to go the next day. And Trenton couldn’t wait to get on it!