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Prompted By Riding a Bicycle

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im under 10 living in Miami.  visiting younger cousins who live in central Maine.  I have never ridden a bike. despite their ages, they consistently make me take risks as hey laugh their stupid heads off!!

I’m at the top of a smallish hill.  im on a bike headed down.  they hold onto the bike and plan on helping me and running with me as they let go. but once im pushed, they do not accompany me. im headed for the woods and hear them laugh louder.

what are brakes anyhow?



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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Oh no! Not funny, hope it all ended well and you came away unscathed. Did you eventually learn to enjoy riding a bike?

  2. Laurie Levy says:

    What a memory of your first ride. You must have been terrified.

  3. Khati Hendry says:

    This sounds terrifying—not a fun bicycle learning experience. You leave it to our imagination what happened—clearly you survived and I hope were not too traumatized.

  4. Thanx for sharing that vivid memory AB,
    children can be cruel, can’t they.

    I hope as adults you and your cousins made peace!

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