I have a friend with a ten year old son who wants him to learn how to ride a bike.
I am about the third person who tried to teach him, and I just dont think it will happen.
He has no real concept of steering, even a go cart or lawnmower. He seemed unable to keep his feet on the pedals, actually standing on the chain and breaking it. It was painfull for both of us.
No learning disabilitys, he can whip me at chess and is not terribly athletic, but not totaly hopeless. He was tested for learning disorders, hand eye cordination, ect. and he is ok.(Not that I dig the labeling thing personaly, far from it)
All his friends can ride and when they go off he claims no desire to join them.
This is odd to me, cause I was riding at four or so. I told his mother that she should just let him be, no pressure, because his disintrest might just be covering embarrassment. If he is pressured into continuing to try something that he is just not capable of it will be humiliating and embarrassing.
for what reasons would someone lack the ability to ride? is this common?