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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:45 
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So our youngest son now aged 5 years has been telling us that he ist now a big boy und does not need "sissy girly wussy stabiliser on his bike" :hehe:

So - off we went to local play park areas und I watch with pride as our older kittens teach him to ride.

Actually - the ideal age ist 6 years .. our kittens have always been a bit precocious :lol:

Rule of thumb - if child can skip - hop on one foot .. ist sign he has the balance sense required to give it a go.

We warn Andrew that he might fall off. Lukas (aged 7 - his "partner in roguery" gleefully tell him that ist fun to pick the scabs later in the bath. :roll: Jawohl - we have a right little "charmer" - not - on our hands :lol:)

Interestingly our 15 year old foster son tells him to avoid breaking fall with his hands as this will hurt more.

Then I watch - with lump in throat as my baby kitten son turn into "mobile young man"

There they go - Nick holding handle bar to assist the steer und one had fixed to back of his jumper. He did not try to prevent the wobble - Andrew had to learn to balance.

Nick assured him that he would not let go until he was sure he'd be OK.

After several attempts - we were up the release handlebar assistance und just the holding to his jumper.... und before long - he ist riding unassisted.

Und then icing on cake - he even manage to use a left/right signal und stay balanced.

I am very proud of him und want to :listenup: SHOUT about it! :clap:

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WildCat wrote:
I am very proud of him und want to :listenup: SHOUT about it! :clap:


:lol: Ahh, first time on two wheels. The tension, the encouragement, the wincing, the...wahay, he's done it :D
How long until the first grazed knee....?


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Rigpig wrote:
WildCat wrote:
I am very proud of him und want to :listenup: SHOUT about it! :clap:


:lol: Ahh, first time on two wheels. The tension, the encouragement, the wincing, the...wahay, he's done it :D
How long until the first grazed knee....?


I shall kiss it better und put him back in saddle immediately! :lol:

But knowing this one .. he will follow Lukas's "advice"

Yuk! :roll:

These little boys of ours are a right bundle of mischief. :lol: But not breeding out .. they like wheels :lol: 8-)

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My boy announced he wanted his stabilisers off at 3.5 years old. I said no but he was insistant and so I took them off expecting to refit them a few days later when he realised he was too young.

He never did get that bit and after two days he was riding his bike without them, proud as punch I was.

He is now 5 and a half years old and has just this week started going pillion on my m/cycle with me :D

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