Annika decided a few weeks ago that it was time to ride without training wheels on her bike. We've had several "learning" sessions which consisted mainly of me pushing her down the hill in our side yard and her coasting until she fell over.
Until last week.
Doug took her out onto the golf course because there is a flat path there. In 30 minutes flat, Annika was riding solo. She can even start off by herself now and come to a stop without falling over. It's amazing.
Here is a side view.
And a view from the back as she pedals up the hill. She goes a little further each time and can make it within about 20 yds from the top now.
Here are Annika and Sarah Anne on their bike date. Aunt Katie chased them up and down the road and sent me this photo.
Now, if I can train her to stop and look both ways before leaving the driveway, we will be in good shape.
In other news, I walked up and down the biking road with Annika 3x today. That's about 0.7 miles. The foot is a little sore but not bad. Just in time for my MRI tomorrow. Still, 0.7 miles is way better than zero. Way better.
At this rate, I'll get to wear my new running shoes (Brooks Adrenaline 8s that I bought in September) before summer!