Photos of Growing Up

The Training Wheels Are Off

Learning How To Ride A Bike

During Spring Break 2015, this 7-year-old decided she wanted to learn how to ride a bike sans training wheels.

I’d like to say I played some essential role with this brief lesson, but really, I was just keeping her steady by gently holding her sides and running as she pedaled, as she processed the act of balancing herself on board.

It took approximately 6 minutes.

From then, she was off without hesitation, leaving me standing in a growing distance, mouth open. She is always finding new ways to awe. Then she turned and returned, smiled, and covered her mouth with glee in the way that she does.

Do it right, and they always return and smile. Wait, we’re still talking about bike riding, right?

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