“The first thing to know about riding a bike,” Tasha told Hugh yesterday, “is that you’re going to fall.”

Hugh got on and tipped over.

“The next thing to know is the four steps of riding a bike: take-off, going, landing, and falling down. What after happens after you fall down?” she asked.


“Exactly. Over and over again. But it helps if you sing this song, “Look straight ahead, look straight ahead, look straight ahead. Pedal, pedal, pedal! Look straight ahead!

And he was off, my two-wheeled rider, beginning the cycle of take-off, going, landing, falling…and taking off again.

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