Learning to ride a bike with one hand
This summer has included so many special moments. But one of our biggest highlights focuses in on a bike. I couldn't stop taking pictures and shooting video. After months and months of attempts and periodic moments where I was sure it could happen, Jordan finally started riding her bike. How did it happen?
Original post August 11, 2014 Original post August 1 2014
Well, it's been a process. Years of trying.
For the last year, whenever I've been around other adults with bike training skills, I've asked them to work with Jordan. She worked with Dave Rotter, her prosthetist last year and she balanced a little. She worked with helpers at Camp No Limits last year and this year. But it finally took my dad to help Jordan finally get over her deeply seated bike fears and just do it. I caught the moment he finally let go and let her ride on her own for the first time. I'll be honest. I got teary.
Grandpa powers are quite remarkable, I must say for myself. He got all kinds of hugs.
I'm so incredibly proud of Jordan for finally pushing through her fear and discovering how much fun it is to ride a bike. After finally letting go, she rode up and down and up and down our little street in Maine. She also joined us on a couple of family bike rides on some trails. I couldn't stop taking all of the pictures of her. My mom pride is strong with this one.