This is the new helmet I bought Isaac, after a nasty fall at Pasir Ris park. He lost control of his little rental bike (with training wheels) on a gentle slope and flew forward, landing face first on the pavement. He got a few scrapes but the helmet protected his face from being dragged across the floor.
He cried a little but after a little pep talk, got back on his bike like a trooper and rode with me.
The only annoying thing was, after I reminded him how to use his brakes to slow down, he kept showing me his braking skills ("Papa! See! I brake!") and we had to start and stop a lot.
Time to buy a new helmet for the boy. Buanged helmets cannot be used again.
We finally found the time to go cycling together. I bought her a Giro Indicator helmet (orange and white) on the way home from work, at the bicycle shop that closes at midnight, and after some adjustments to the height of the seat, we set out to ride to the interchange for some supper. I rode the Specialized mountain bike and followed her from behind.
She had a minor fall from being spooked by a car coming from the back and jammed her brakes (just as I was telling her not to jam on the...). Just some minor scrapes and a bruised chest from hitting the handlebars on her way flying forward. Good thing I chose 12 midnight and a quiet, almost-car-less back road to get her used to riding with me.
The bike is just nice for a small person her size. Her seat could be higher (you want to be able to extend your leg almost straight when your pedal is at the lowest point) but she was not experienced enough and wanted to be able touch the ground with her feet, so I adjusted it to her comfort level.
We rode to the MacDonald's and had a drink and a cake, then rode home slowly. Looking forward to riding with the wife more.