Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Bea familiarizing herself with the iBert seat
Bea rode on her iBert seat for the second time last weekend. This time we biked past and beyond the block. We went out of our neighborhood to buy sunday newspaper!
All set and ready to go! This time no problem with wearing the helmet!
"Dad, what's taking you so long?"
"C'mon, Dad, you better get back here!"
Back at home with Dad's newspaper
When Bea's nervous or stressed, she sucks on her thumb.
Later that day, Bea and I went out again. This time, we biked to the neighboring village and visited some relatives.
It doesn't look like you're enjoying, Bea
That's a little better
With cousin Luigi.
"Why don't you have a helmet?"
With Manang Nor. Piper and Ron out.
Bea enjoyed our bike ride around the neighborhood. She raised her hands and rocked forward and backward. She also played with the bell and the gearshift. And she didn't take off her helmet! Whoopee!
Next time, I'll see if I can install the iBert seat on my Brompton folding bike. I just have to put rubber or foam padding to avoid scratching the paint.
Some additional observations/comments on the iBert seat:
A. The metal stinger sometimes goes off-center. I don't know if I didn't screw it on tight enough (but the instructions said not to over-tighten), but the metal stinger loosened up. As a result, the iBert seat swayed to the left while in transit. I had to recenter the seat to the middle.
B. The iBert seat rattles when there is no occupant. I biked to the a Thai restaurant to get take-out for dinner without Bea and the iBert seat was noisy. Since there was no baby, the seat just rattled all the way to my destination. It was irritating.