Update on "beginner needed advice".

She’s got it!!! My friend can free ride!
You may recall last week when I asked for advice for my friend who
just couldn’t seem to get past the stage of one or two pedal
revolutions and then stepping off. Well we used a lot of the tips
that you gave us on this forum and today something just clicked and
she just warmed up for a few minutes and then off she went riding 20
feet, 40 feet, 60 feet… wow did it ever click!
All the previous days of practice must have added up! Whatever it was
the breakthrough was fantastic and we were both pretty stoked!

Again thanks for the all the help and encouragement you give on this
board.

Cheers,
Erin

PS
I am doing pretty fine riding myself. Can go a few kilometres at a
time, turns are getting better and free mounts are slowly improving.
I LOVE TO UNI!

Re: Update on “beginner needed advice”.

On 18 Jul 2002 13:05:58 -0700, beandawg@direct.ca (rif raf) wrote:

>She’s got it!!! My friend can free ride!

Hoera! Cheerio!

Klaas Bil

Brilliant!

I have this mental image of a young chick making its first faltering flight from the nest, zig zagging uncertainly, and only able to fly for a short distance at a time, but one day, it’ll be a very fine swan indeed, or something.

Well done, anyway. :0)

Re: Update on “beginner needed advice”.

>She’s got it!!! My friend can free ride!
>You may recall last week when I asked for advice for my friend who
>just couldn’t seem to get past the stage of one or two pedal
>revolutions and then stepping off. Well we used a lot of the tips
>that you gave us on this forum and today something just clicked and
>she just warmed up for a few minutes and then off she went riding 20
>feet, 40 feet, 60 feet… wow did it ever click!
>All the previous days of practice must have added up! Whatever it was
>the breakthrough was fantastic and we were both pretty stoked!

Heh! I KNEW that would happen!

There may be days yet when she seems to slide back behind the old
two-revolutions barrier; that happened to me. Now that she’s actually seen
herself do it, though, the frequency of those days will rapidly decrease. Any
day now some yutz will yell out to her, “You’re missing a wheel!” and then she
will truly be one of us.

  • Joe

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If Teddy Grahams crackers
were shaped like goats instead of bears,
would they be Billy Grahams?

"All the previous days of practice must have added up! "

exactly

remember that
allways

rif raf,

Congratulations to your friend!

Also, congratulations to you as well. Now that you have a friend who has gotten to that magic point where they now KNOW they can do it, you’ll have a constant companion rider.

Now her only riding frustrations will be the brief ones that precede each new success.

Have fun,

Lewis

Re: Update on “beginner needed advice”.

rif raf wrote:
>
> She’s got it!!! My friend can free ride!

I knew it would happen for her (and you). Doesn’t it just feel magical?
When you can both freemount and zip along together you will have some of
the greatest times together. Me and my 12 year old daughter sure are.
Also, I just bought a Uni for my 5 year old son. It should be her next
week. I’ll keep you posted on what it’s like to teach a young lad. :wink:

Jason