Child's drawing of a trick bike park

Bike tricks

Hi Ethan,

I suppose if you wear all the right protective gear and take some lessons from an expert about how to properly execute some cool bike tricks, you might not break an arm. It would be fun to write about!

My cousin visited me this past long weekend. He retold the story of a spectacular birthday party gone wrong. He asked all his friends to gather in a field on the prairies. They had no idea why, but there they stood. Then he surprised them by parachuting in (he’d never done that before), like some kind of super hero. Only, he did not pay close attention to instructors, and he hit the ground way too hard. He broke his ankle and had to be rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

It was not the memorable birthday party he was hoping for.

Happy reading,