What a beautiful day! Today was our warmest of '08 by far and a little wind (gusts to 37 km/h) couldn't spoil it. My older daughter got a new bike yesterday thanks to a trade with Jordan & Sean so this morning we were out at the park where she could practice on wide expanses of grass, her first time without training wheels. After a snack picnic on the grass she was on the bike and with a little help just to get started was motoring rapidly way from us. She progressed very rapidly and it was exciting to see her having so much fun on her new used bike. This afternoon there was another short practice session on the sidewalk which ended in some road rash on the hands. This evening we were back at the park, with cycling gloves on, to further advance those skills.