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Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
You've probably seen the latest Youtube rage. A small enthusiastic new bicyclist.

But what made me pause was an interview, where the Mom said that it took him over a month to master bicycling.

At that age, I had taught myself the basics on a borrowed Schwinn Pixie in a couple of hours.

Are modern bicycles more difficult to ride?

Children are all different.

My son learned to ride a 2-wheeler in a couple of hours, when he was five. He was ( and still is ) the most uncoordinated child on the planet, but is a now a miniature Lance on his bike.

My daughter is very athletic, and is invariably willing to try anything. She couldn't ride a 2-wheeler until she was 7, after many, many, MANY days of practice. There were days when I thought she'd never figure out how to balance.
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