So today I took the training wheels off my 8 year old daughter's bike. I only have her every other weekend and she lives off a gravel road so her step-father cant teach her.
If anyone has any techniques they used with thier kids, I'd love to hear them. Today, I just tried to work with her on balance and starting position. I had her put the right pedal at 2 o'clock with her foot on it and her left foot on the ground and told her to push off woth her left foot and down with the right to get a good start. Make sense?? She tries to jerk the handlebars hard to the left though and she loses balance. When she does get going, I have her follow the middle of the road, telling her not to look down but ahead.
Maybe its all about repitition and practice. She did keep the momentum for a while at times and as i was running behind her, I only barley kept my hand underneath her seat.
Anyway, any help you guys have would be great.