It was a bit tricky getting the bike rack attached to the car and loading up all 3 bikes. It really didn't seem as secure as it should have, so instead of exploring Roosevelt Island as we had planned, we stuck a lot closer and got on the CCT at the entrance near Little Falls. We rode all the way down to Fletcher's Cove and back, which has to be a good 5 miles!
It's all uphill on the way back, and Joseph did a great job. We're teaching him how to use the gears to his advantage now, and it seems like he's starting to get it.
Just he and I went for another ride around the neighborhood after school a few days ago. While we were stopped for a water break he spontaneously said, "I love riding my bike now, Daddy. Thank you for encouraging me to do it again." That right there was a pretty proud parenting moment for me, and it's things like this that just make every little thing I do with him worthwhile.