Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another Milestone for Ty

No photo or video yet, so you will just have to take Dad's word on this one (wasn't expecting this would happen). But today Ty rode a bicycle all by himself for the very first time. This was perhaps the fourth time we went out to a nearby cul-de-sac to practice.

When I removed Ty's training wheels off his bike about two weeks ago, he looked very nervous. So we began with just coasting to learn balance. Little by little he started to get the hang of it until today he could get most of the way across with his feet resting on the pedals. Then it was time for the classic move... I held the bike while he started to pedal and then I let go... he kept going. Once he figured out how to build momentum, he was soon doing circles around the cul-de-sac. He fell once as we started to learn to brake, but can't get all the major skills down in one day (much to Ty's frustration). 

So we promise to provide video evidence shortly, but it was definitely a great day for Ty.

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