Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Look Ma! No Training Wheels

In early July, we set out to a local park to give Hannah a chance to ride her bike without training wheels. We'd tried a couple of time around our house in the drive and along our front sidewalk, but with limited success.
Look Ma, No Training Wheels!
Once she got a bit of open road and a bit more speed than either one of us were comfortable with, she took to it like a duck to water. Yeah, there were a few spills, but she was willing to get right back on and try again.
As one who grew up riding bikes just about everywhere, I was quite the proud Dad to see Hannah do so well.

“The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.”
- Sloan Wilson

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