I learned how to ride a bicycle when I was three years old. I couldn’t know then, but it might be the only thing in life that came very naturally for me! I immediately fell in love my red bicycle and this love for cycling has continued for the next 44 years. I’ve taken several weeklong trips throughout United States and New Zealand.
However, nothing compares to the joy I had a few days ago as my 5 year old daughter rode her bike without training wheels for the first time. There is nothing that compares to seeing the joy on your child’s face when they learn how to ride The amazing thing about riding is no matter what your age, there is always a part of you that feels like a kid when you get on a bike. There is a part of your brain that will always recall the first time you rode a bike. The possibilities are endless when you are on a bike. As a child, it is also the first time you have the ability truly travel on your own.
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Of course there is something else most people will also remember and that is the first time you have a bad fall. Any parent knows the fear of your child getting injured when they ride. As a bicycle injury lawyer, my fear is probably magnified 10 fold. Well as promised as soon as my daughter learned to ride the 12 inch bike without training wheels we promptly bought her a nice hot pink specialized Hot Rock 20 inch bike. We also bought her a very nice (and expensive) nut case helmet, which she promptly used on her first ride on the new bike. It turns out riding and stopping are two different skills!! I explained to her, once the tears stopped, that you are always becoming a better rider and even dad is still improving! I hope everybody has a very safe and fun Spring…. and wears but does not have to use the helmet.
Ride. Be Safe. Have Fun.
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