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I just wanted to post and say that my daughter and I took the training wheels off her bike today and got her started riding like a BIG kid. The first few times I held the bike up while she pedaled, and then I actually did have the nerve to give a push and let go. I've never seen such a look of utter surprise and wonder I think than when she realized she was going, all by herself.<br><br><br><br>
You know, some days parenting truly SUCKS...but it is all worth it for those moments of pure, unadulterated, joy.<br><br><br><br>
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That's great! I never actually learned how to ride a bike without training wheels until I was 8 or 9. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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I can imagine the experience.....<br><br><br><br>
The other moment will be "Look ma, no hands on the wheel! " <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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Awww..., that's so sweet. Somethimes they do drive you crazy, but then when you realize how quickly they grow up, you want to slow them down. Congrats to your daughter!
 

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Wow, we just taught my son how to ride with no training wheels day before yesterday! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> He walked around with his chest all puffed out "I'm a big kid"-ish the rest of the day (he's 4). Soooooo cute!
 

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Awww...kids are sooo adorable. I still don't know how to ride a bike without training wheels. My little cousin is also learning how to ride a bike. Funny thing is she can't even reach the pedals yet (she's two).
 

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Brings back memories...<br><br><br><br>
When I was a kid, my family was too poor for training wheels.<br><br>
Actually, we were too poor for me to have a bike.<br><br>
Until I found a junked one somebody abandoned in a field (I was around 7). I brought it home, pumped up the tires (had to do this every night), and decided to teach myself how to ride.<br><br><br><br>
The bike had one of those banana seats, but it was missing the cushion. Not the most comfortable ride. Took me a solid evening of falling off and skinning my knees before I got the hang of it Then I was hell on wheels. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
I was able to get some work with a neighbor to earn some money for a real bike, although the job involved something that would make a lot of the veg*ns here cringe a little.<br><br>
Scraped together $40 (over about 6 months) and bought a sweet ass red w/ gold trim "dirt" bike. Pimped that bad boy out, and it was on! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pimp.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tame:">
 

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BIG congratulations to your daughter, with all the bells and whistles!<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by 1vegan</i><br><br><b>The other moment will be "Look ma, no hands on the wheel! "</b></div>
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I should hope not! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Training wheels are probably in the top 5 worst inventions ever. The person who invented them deserves to be in jail! They don't work at all and they're a complete waste of money. I was 5 or 6 when I got my first bike, and I kept the training wheels on for awhile. When I finally took off the training wheels, I couldn't ride at all. I tried and tried but finally gave up bike riding thinking i'd never ride a bike. I didn't learn how to ride a bike until I was 11 years old. And I contribute my bike riding failure to training wheels.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry about my story... Congratulations to your daughter for learning to ride a bike!
 
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