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    Finally got my daughter off the training wheels

    It's been a long time coming, with lots of starts and stops and a crash into some rosebushes once, but my daughter who has some fine motor skill difficulties related to a few minor developmental issues is OFF her training wheels.

    Last night we (both daughters and myself) went on a ride and went two miles out and then back. I made sure we went by a couple of their favorite parks, the soon-to-open hardware store, a pizza place they like, and a friend's house, just to show them in a way I hope they'll understand that bikes are not just fun but legitimate transportation.

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    Yay for your daughter and you!

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    Tonight, all four of us rode our bikes a little ways to a park so that we could have a picnic. Tis was the first outing with all four of us each on jut two wheels. Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamDonkey74 View Post
    It's been a long time coming, with lots of starts and stops and a crash into some rosebushes once, but my daughter who has some fine motor skill difficulties related to a few minor developmental issues is OFF her training wheels.

    Last night we (both daughters and myself) went on a ride and went two miles out and then back. I made sure we went by a couple of their favorite parks, the soon-to-open hardware store, a pizza place they like, and a friend's house, just to show them in a way I hope they'll understand that bikes are not just fun but legitimate transportation.
    Good for her. Be leave it or not My step kids 11 and 13 just learned how to ride there bikes because of living situation. My son at 2 now is very interested in bikes. I need to get him one soon.

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    We've been out riding nearly every day since, with several of those rides involving ome sort of errand. I want them to think of bikes as legitimate transportation.

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    Awesome, have fun!
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    wow fantastic. best and most memorable moments in parenting for sure. good for her and good for you
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    It's been a lot of fun. We run most of our errands within a few miles now by bike, which gets us a little bit of exercise and means I don't have to drive the cage.

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