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    Spelling Snob Hobartlemagne's Avatar
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    A Big thanks- your advice helped me teach my girlfriend

    Thanks so much to everyone who has posted about teaching adults to ride.
    Remove the pedals and lower the seat all the way down- it really works!!!!!

    We did the 'walking' practice for about 5 1-hour sessions and then I put the
    pedals on and raised the seat an inch. We now practice every couple days
    riding in the nearby high school parking lot. She still has a long way to go
    but can ride on her own steam for up to 5 minutes at a time without stopping
    to put a foot on the ground and get her bearings.

    PS- shes 32. you can teach an old dog new tricks

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    pssst....she ain't old....

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    pssst....she ain't old....
    I am 33, and yes 32 is old to be learning how to ride a bike.

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    the gf told me its ok to use the dog/tricks analogy, but ONLY about the bike learning.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    good advice...you're learning some new things, too!

    Best of luck to her.

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