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Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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Have you ever taught someone how to ride?
A few years ago I was visiting my wife's sister and her husband, who had a 5year old boy. The boy (Daniel) was trying to ride his bike
but just didn't have any confidence. The father is VERY lazy and spends most of his time watching TV, I don't believe
he spent anytime showing Daniel how to ride. So one morning seeing Daniel trying his best I thought I would teach
him how to ride. First thing I did was to remove the "trainer wheels", I then took him to his school oval. I sat him on
the seat and he started to pedal, I held on to the bottom of his seat for stability, after about 10 meters/30feet
I let go of the seat and away he went right to the other side of the oval. It was amazing to see his little face light
up when he realised I wasn't holding on to him any more. He fell off when he reached the other side, but was ready
to get straight back on and ride back. So I repeated the process and away he went.
I only see him about once a year but he is always riding around and happy to see me, he asks to race me everytime.
Whenever I visit I check all the families bikes, adjust brakes, tyre pressure etc
the boys think it's fantastic.
It's something I look forward to.