Ok, I'm sure this has been asked before, But I was unable to find it with the search function.
Training wheels, helpful or hurtful in learning to ride a bike.
I never had training wheels when I leanred how to ride. Of us four kids, the younger of my two sisters is the only one to have training wheels. She also had the hardest time learning to ride as well. If I remember correctly I think she didnt ask for them off until our younger brother (4 years her junior) was rideing without them.
She did alright on the straight aways, but every turn resulting in a fall/crash. It took her forever to learn to turn. I think mostly because the trainign wheels taught her not to lean into the turn, but to just turn the handlebars.
Eventually she got it though.
She now is the only one of my siblings includeing myself that rides motorcycles.
So whatdo you guys think? Did you guys have training wheels? Were you glad you had them? Did you wish you had them?
I remember at the time I wanted them, but I'm so glad that my dad said no.