Took off the training wheels today.

United States
June 25, 2008 4:07pm CST
Ah, what a glorious day. My five year old daughter begged me to take her training wheels off because "bubby" doesn't have his on. He's 8 now and we took his off at 3 years old. She's doing really well too, a few falls but she's got good balance and enjoys the feeling of being free. So do I. So when did the training wheels come off for you or your kids.
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Well my oldest was like three as well my oldest he took his off at like six. But he is autistic and didnt have much control over his balance so we were surprized he ever learned i thank my new hubby he worked hard with hunter to get him off those training wheels.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
25 Jun 08
Hi gitfiddleplayer, Enjoy those days with your kids, they are among the best you will ever know. I remember will when my children were small, although I can't remember when the training wheels came off their bikes. Blessings.
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@Hatley (148889)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 08
I still remember my son and his first bike,as he refused training wheels so was balancing and going all over the town by the time he was six. I also even remember when I first learned to balance on my bike and I and my best friend would bikeall over the countryside,I was about eight. I never was chubby as a kid as I biked everywhere.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
My daughter was4 when hers came off. She always wanted to do everything the "big person" way. She took a good slide across the road. Just made her mad and even more determined to do it. I don't recall how old I was, but I do remember the day. We affectionately call it the day my brother tried to kill me...lol. He is 10 years older than me and was always willing to help me out. Like a good boy he didn't want me on asphalt or cement that I could get hurt on so he took me out to the backyard. A soggy backyard. It did not go well...lol. I got a handlebar to the throat. I did learn to ride, though.lol.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
Ah, sibling love, its so unconditional. :)
28 Jun 08
I don't have any children so can't say on that front but trying to remember when my training wheels came off of my bike and I really can't remember! I must have been about 5-6 years old or something like that!!
@chitchat (179)
• United States
26 Jun 08
My daughter got her training wheels taken off last summer. It didn't take her very long to learn how to balance, but if did take some time for her to be ready to try. She was very nervous at first. Now I'm the one who gets nervous when she rides too fast. Thank God for helmets. My son still has his training wheels on. We just finally got him to start using the brakes on his bike instead of running into things (or me) to stop. So, it might be a while before we take his training wheels off b/c he's not really into listening just yet.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
i got mine off late-around 10.i just couldn't get balance.so my dad finally said this is the last time i'm taking them on and off,and wouldn't you know,i balanced it LOL i guess i needed the intimidation factor
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@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Well I don't have any children, so for me I'm not sure when the training wheels came off...ha. I don't even know if I had training wheels, or when I learned how to ride a bike, I did learn but its been so long ago I can't remember anything..lol. and I'm not that old...haha.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
26 Jun 08
My daughter was about 5 as well when we took hers off...My son thoguh I dont remember....LOL I call my oldest "Bubby" too btw LOL
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
26 Jun 08
wow.. They are really fast learners.. I only took off my training wheels at almost 10.. lol ^_^ Because i only learned how to cycle when i was 6 or so.. And it was until 10, only then i pluck up my courage the take out the training wheels as i see most of my frenz are free wheeling already.. lol
• United States
26 Jun 08
It is an awesome thing to see your child riding his/her bike for the first time without the training wheels! I got so excited when my 5 year old son did that, it was just a month ago that he did. In fact it was on Mothers Day that he decided to try and ride his bike without his training wheels. He is so proud of himself, he rides that bike now every chance he gets and he seems to be getting faster on it too! lol
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@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
26 Jun 08
These will be the good ole days for you sooner than you think so enjoy all you can.My baby is now 30 and I am sitting her trying to remember at what age she was but all my trying is not working she was pretty small though.Have a great evening.
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
26 Jun 08
jeezzzzz..Think I was 4 or 5 when my training wheels came off. About the same age for my daughter as well. She was ready for them to come off and your daughter knew that. I remember my own daughter pestering me to take hers off. She fell a few times but it's hard to master balance and peddling at same time on a gravel driveway. She always wears her helmet as well. Mommy wears hers too.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
25 Jun 08
That is so awesome! I honestly don't remember how old i was when my mom took my training wheels off but we spent many many hours practicing. I had a bright yellow bike. Sadly...no children yet but someday
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