With Maxwell’s birthday looming around the corner we knew he was overdue for a new bike. Since we live at the base of some great mountain biking, I wanted his next bike to be able to go on trails around our house.  We spent a couple of months looking around and finally settled on a 24″ bike from REI.  Unlike his old bike, the new one comes with gears and hand breaks.  Maxwell was beyond excited to try it out.  We have a dirt hill at the end of our street and in short order, Maxwell had climbed it using his highest gear.  It is a little big for him, but by the end of the summer it will be great.  Happy Birthday son!  Here’s to many hours of trail riding on your new mountain bike.