Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: SE Michigan
Bikes: '03 Litespeed Blue Ridge; '04 Litespeed Solarno; '12 VooDoo Nakasi
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AH Yes, those were the days.
My son is now 13, but I remember the day I took off the training wheels. I ran beside him, holding on to the bike, up and down the block a few times. Then I got tired and let go. He kept on going, saying - don't let go dad, don't let go, but I was already 4 houses back when he realized I was gone and he was doing it all by himself.
Then he went up and down the block by himself for a while and got real confident. So on the last trip back to the house he was swerving back and forth on the sidewalk. Well, those were concrete with seams every 4 feet or so, and his front wheel caught a raised section as he was swerving to one side, and before he knew what was happening, over the handle bars he went.
Thankfully I had made him wear a helmet so he wasn't hurt, just his pride. It took me a month to get him back on the bike. He still remembers that incident to this day. It's one of those things we bring up now and then for a good laugh.
Ah, the memories......