The Bike Whisperer Strikes Again in 2012

Ethan The first new rider of 2012 is seven year-old Ethan from Denton.  His mom found the Bike Whisperer via the Internet (I guess the SEO is going up).  Ethan, like most others, was excited but nervous.  He had a great positive attitude and was always thinking one step ahead.

With the skies threatening rain and the wind whipping a bit, Ethan was quick to learn to ride without training wheels.  He was big enough for a bigger bike with hand-brakes.  It also had trick equipment, but The Bike Whisperer can only do so much in one lesson.  🙂

And in no time, Ethan was stopping, turning, and starting.

My favorite part of the lesson:  when asked of his thoughts after “riding solo” a block, he responded emphatically, “That was cool!”  And so, another kid loses his training wheels and learns to love riding his bike.


4 Responses to “The Bike Whisperer Strikes Again in 2012”

  1. 1 mariloucastelli March 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Ethan was so excited he called me (grammy) and let me know about his accomplishment!! Thanks for making it so easy for him!!

  2. 2 jeffthomsan1 April 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Good to see the personal touch in your training procedure! Keep it up 🙂
    I have a question: Which one do you prefer and recommend for learning cycling, training wheels or balancing bikes?
    Would love to get your input 🙂

    • 3 bikewhisperer April 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Training wheels are fine for getting the rider used to riding a bike. After several months (if they are around five years old or more), they are likekly ready for taking them off. I prefer to run along side and hold the under side of the saddle. Then slowly progess to a shoulder (just for presence), then nothing (but still running along side).

      • 4 jeffthomsan1 May 1, 2014 at 5:12 am

        I have seen a lot of people preferring balancing cycle but I think I should follow the above procedure. This is the way I learned cycling and I think I my kid should also go with the traditional way of learning.
        Thanks for the response 🙂

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