Did You Learn On Training Wheels?

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  1. Jimmer

    Jimmer New Member

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    My learning how to ride a bike (without training wheels) consisted of a "Here we go son!" followed by a mighty push and a hair raising ride down a large grassy hill. Im still suprised I never broke anything. :)
     


  2. Jimmer

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    My learning how to ride a bike (without training wheels) consisted of a "Here we go son!" followed by a mighty push and a hair raising ride down a large grassy hill. Im still suprised I never broke anything. :)
     
  3. Jimmer

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    My learning how to ride a bike (without training wheels) consisted of a "Here we go son!" followed by a mighty push and a hair raising ride down a large grassy hill. Im still suprised I never broke anything. :)
     
  4. t0mm0r

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    i'm not sure on this but this is what i remember. I was about 5 and my older brother just got this new ninja turtles bmx style bike for christmas. It was probably spring and i was getting jealous, I wanted to ride the bike too. so one day i took it out all by my self and kept at it. fell about 5 or 6 times and then i was riding like a pro.... :) yeah thats it a pro... I WISH :)
     
  5. tomdavis80

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    I learned when I was six years old or maybe seven years old. A neighbor of mine had a nice steep incline in his driveway so he started by making me get on a bike and riding down that incline and it worked like a charm. Learned how to ride a bike that way. Pretty easy if you use an incline because of the rolling wheels at high rpms keeps the bike upright.

    Thomas Davis
     
  6. brightgarden

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    wow, i thought my dad was the only freak in the world who put his kids through this torture and embarrassment! well, it seemed to work.... i learned when i was four, and i was riding no hands with my feet on the top tube before he would put the pedals back on the bike--it's on film.
     
  7. caligurl

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    i sure wish i'd had training wheels the first time i road clipless.....
     
  8. graf zeppelin

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    lol yeah. Same here. :rolleyes:

    But yes, training wheels were on my blinding yellow, solid steel banana seat bike for a couple weeks until we took them off and my father ran along side after holding the back seat a while. What a sensation that was too, to be riding free on the bike those first few moments. Only equalled these last two years in mountain descents. Feels about the same. Speed is a bit different. ;)
     
  9. ALAN OBRIEN

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    totally crash and burn method. (i have the scars to prove it).
     
  10. xxguitarist

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    Nope.. my first bike had them... and even at that young age apparently i asked my mother or grandfather...someone... to take them off, at which point supposedly i just rode the bike..i'm sure i fell plenty of times though
     
  11. Ottis

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    i first started out with those things... after about 1 hour got the hang of it and dad removed them :D i was only 3 at that time :p
     
  12. rule62

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    My dad aimed me at the neighbor's magnolia tree and gave me a shove. After disappearing into it 4 or 5 times, I finally got the hang of steering around it. Once done, I was riding.
     
  13. MisterXTR

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    You mean I was supposed to take them off? Dang, where's my 15mm? :eek:
     
  14. Roberto badgio

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    I learnt with training wheels, but i still managed to fall off!
     
  15. topcat

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    lol yeah.....and i did learn to ride my bike when i was bout 3-4 with training wheels, still remeber the day my dad tpok them off, off i went down the hill..... :) then fell off lol :rolleyes:
     
  16. Ashley3

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    I'm fairly sure I had training wheels, but I wouldn't swear to it. What I'll never forget, however, is the thrill of my first unassisted ride. I flew like a bird down to the end of the block, turned and zipped back in the other direction -- until I hit a large sycamore tree and crashed down in a bloody heap. For the next 20 years, until I moved away, I never passed that tree without the memory coming back, as I'm sure it would if I ever returned to the old neighborhood.
     
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