I Never Learned How to Properly Ride a Bike

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    I Never Learned to Ride a Bike, But...

    I tried several times when I was a kid to learn.  My parents tried to teach me, my friends tried, no luck.  I kind of taught myself in college, but all I managed to be able to do was toddle and weave along for a few yards before toppling over.  As an...
    trikegirl trikegirl
    Jul 13, 2009

    Overprotective Parents Stood In My Way.

    My parents bought me a bike when I was six. I learned to keep my balance on it but that was the extent of what I learned because the 'rents were so overprotective they never let me ride the bike outside of our backyard even after I was older. So I never learned anything else like...
    Onedayacometwillfall Onedayacometwillfall
    Aug 12, 2010

    It's Quite Sad.

    I didn't learn how to bike until I was 14, and was never very confident.  A few months later, I happened to be cruising nicely down a gentle slope, planning to turn at the bottom.  Unfortunately, I underestimated my speed and thought I'd be able to turn without braking...
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2010

    I Will Learn...hopefully!

    Spring is here...knocking on my front door. Everyone is out and about biking and enjoying the great weather. I've been recently invited to go out for a bike ride. Problem is, I never learnt how to ride a bike. :( I am 20 years old - and I've always longed to be able to...
    MsChelle MsChelle
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 7, 2009

    I Just Gave Up...

    When I was 7, my parents bought me a bike with training wheels. I rode it a bit at first, and I was just fine at that. Unfortunately, I never had that drive or desire to take anything to the next level. I kept using the training wheels until I was ten, and my mother decided to...
    exarian exarian
    Dec 21, 2010

    Hey ,i Tried

    i just went in a circle till i fell .not once or twice three times.and never had a bike since.i guess my balance is off,but you can`t get me back on one.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Mar 23, 2009

    So what, I can't really ride a bike….

    never recalled myself knowing how to actually. For some reason people find that really weird or shocking, almost like its not normal or like it means you’ve missed out on something huge in your childhood. Too bad I never actually realized I wasn’t able to until I've totally...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2013

    I Was A Stubborn Child

    My parents (and grandparents, and aunts, and uncles, and cousins, and... well, just about everybody I knew) spent a lot of time and effort trying to make me ride a bike. It seems like every Christmas I had a new one under the tree, though I'm sure that wasn't actually so (what...
    unicorn204 unicorn204
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2010

    Hedge Here I Come

    I 'fess up. I cannot ride a bike properly. When someone says 'It's just like riding a bike, you never forget', well I'll never forget the last time I tried. Yes, I careered into a hedge! I was 10 at the time, speeding down the incline in my street, and wheee, in I go! The time...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2010

    Too Upsetting and Not Worth It

    When I was 12 or so I could marginally ride but I was a nervous wreck the entire time and there was no joy in it. In those days (1972) nobody wore those helmets and the fact that they do now does not inspire me. I just can't believe that God meant for this to work. The blasted...
    JohnnyTexas JohnnyTexas
    46-50, M
    Jul 19, 2009


    When people use the cliche to me 'it is like riding a bike, you never forget once you learn' that does not exactly inspire confidence in me. My brother-in-law tried to teach me to ride my bike and assured me i would not fall off and I did, I got up again, and whatever way...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2008
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