When did you learn to ride a bike?

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  1. cyclenthusias44

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    When I turned 10, I sat on the bike for the first time. I was tought by my uncle. I beacame a good cyclist because I practised it a lot. The journey was relly interesting. Now, I am a professional. :)
     


  2. Novelangel

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    I never really thought about it actually. It seems like I've always known how to ride, but that's only because I can no longer pin-point the age I was when I first owned a bike. I had a trike as a toddler, but didn't we all? I can remember riding around on my off-white 3-speed Schwinn when I was probably around 7 or 8. The bike was a lot larger than I was to start with but I gradually grew into it and I rode that same bike until I was in high school at least. It's amazing that I learned to ride on a bike so much larger than I was, but I did it. I used to ride that thing on grass and dirt too. I had more gumption back in those days I guess.
     
  3. Vinsanity

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    I learned how to ride a bike when I was 4 years old. Of course it was not actually a bike 'cause it has four wheels, each side of it has a wheel which prevents it from getting out of balance. I was 7 years old when I learned how to ride a bike. It was my best friend who taught me and kept me from falling. It took me 4-5 hours I think and we started as early as 8 o'clock in the morning. Back then I learned that you just have to be confident in riding and need to continuously kick the pedals with a bit of proper turning left and right of the handlebar grips.
     
  4. treecko142

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    My father taught me when I was 5, we've been riding together on our free time when I was still studying. We still ride together when he gets home from his work overseas.
     
  5. Kakashi

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    My Grandmother gave me my first bike as a birthday present when I was 4years old, it's a snakk red bike with balancers and a front basket. I got rid of the balancers when I was 6years old and the bike lasted another year before it broke.
     
  6. reighn

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    I think when I was 6, and when I was in grade school, it was become my service going to school and I was using bmx bike during that time.
     
  7. phillman5

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    When I was in mid twenties I got bike shoes with clips, that was a whole new experience. Then again later with clipless pedals. Soon after getting the clipless pedals, I remember from my house I had to go up a slight hill then there was a stop sign. At the bottom of the hill I noticed a car at the stop sign and thought by the time I got there he would be long gone. Nope! I hit the back of the car and ended on my side and couldn't get out of the clipless pedals. I must have hit with a loud enough bang as the driver got out immediately to my aid. I felt like the guy on the show Laugh in with the guy on tricycle.
     
  8. phillman5

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    I raised three children and taught them all to ride, I found the best place is to go to a High School track. Its flat, wide, and no traffic. For my eldest we went to a major high school stadium that is used for many events, the track was not dirt but some sort of soft rubber, so even falls were not painful. For a while I ran with the two eldest on a multipurpose bike/run trail. They would get ahead on the down hills, I would catch up on the uphills. But it was all over for me when I got them bikes with gears. Had many great rides with them on a 'rails to trails' route near family summer cottege, where they used rented bikes. We 'trained' before that doing several organized rides. I remember two, one where a section was single lane due to construction and we got a police escort though that section, and another that was suppose to a 8 mile out and back, but turned out that was only one direction. My youngest, 6? years old, did it on his like 14" single gear bike. He got a prize for youngest finisher. We came home and I took him out for a banana split, and then he crashed the rest of the afternoon. That didn't discourage him one bit, he got a great tri bike and does triathlons now.
     
  9. Henrywrites

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    I'm quite impressed with this in the sense that it is not easy to have begun riding at such a young age of 4. The picture has got some much message to pass about how happy you felt riding at such an age.

    For me, I became a rider at the age of 12 and it is only as a result of living in the boarding school where we were denied access to some activities such as going home to get a bicycle and all that. However, I was happy when I finally learnt how to ride for it made me learn so much.
     
  10. JB Fernandez

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    I started trying to ride a bike when I was 5 years old. One of my playmate has a bike and he is letting me use it. That's when I started to learn how to ride. It's all self taught and by just looking how my playmate is doing it. A year later, my Father bought me a BMX so I could ride and train anytime I want. It was such a happy and memorable childhood because I was able to learn how to ride a bike and go across different cities.
     
  11. Henrywrites

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    Learning how to ride from a young age is an exciting feeling for that is the period that you get to become better at how you ride and all that. I also learnt how to ride from a young age and the truth of the matter was that I got better as I continue growing. This has made me a better rider today that I can ride any bike that I places my hands on.
     
  12. ballyhara

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    Wow, can't remember the age, but I know I was like 8 or 9. My first bike was a Xmas gift, and I left all of my other toys and everything, just to bike all over the neighborhood. Eventually, all my friends in the block got their bikes too, and we were a bunch of kids doing competitions, and getting better and better at cycling. I left it for a while when I was in college, but due to healthy issues, had to take it back, and no regrets about it.
     
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