We had a very big event about a week ago.  It was brought to our attention that out of the eight or so bikes we have spread throughout the backyard, shed, and garage, none of them fit Ryley.
Last year’s purchase of the pedal free bike was too small and the others were too big and none have training wheels.  So it was off to the store with daddy (who has been home for a bit) to buy a new bike.  A bike with training wheels.
Here is Ryley with his new red shiny bike! (notice his helmet is on!)
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Which brings me to the whole point of this post – training wheels.  All of my children were late bloomers so to speak when it came to bike riding.  It was never a surprise with the boys who have Asperger’s because lack of large motor skills/coordination are the norm for them.  Joshua was nine or ten before he could ride properly and Zachary who is seven still has the training wheels, but even my other children were later than the norm.
Ryley though – he is a different child all together (I really think at times he is an alien or something lol) First it was the scooter – you should see him ride that thing! He looks like a nine year old not a five year old! He even does these jump things on it – wild.  Then there was the skateboard – again he is so at ease on it is it crazy! Now we have the bike and the training wheels.  My prediction is that by the end of the summer those training wheels will be gone.  
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He is obsessed with his bike and would ride it 24/7 if allowed. He rides to school with his brother, after school – he is on it all the time! It is great form of healthy exercise though so I really can’t complain! 
What about your children? How long did they have training wheels for? Do you remember your first bike?
Until next time,
Chantel,momof8crazymonkeys
  • http://MississaugaKids.com Anne Green

    I can’t remember how long he had the training wheels… but I remember the day they came off. We were at the cottage… my mom and I stayed inside doing dishes… I couldn’t bear to watch. Daddy and Grandpa Jack got the trainers off. Then he went to the top of the drive, a long gentle hill down to the cottage. He mastered that hill fairly quick, with only a few bumps and bruises, and soon he was wheeling around like a champ!

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