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July 19, 2010

She Keeps On Rollin’

Filed under: Videos — Luke @ 12:24 am

As we already wrote about just a few days ago, Mara has been making some new accomplishments lately. This weekend was no exception. On Sunday we got Mara’s bike out and were doing some practicing. First, we did some balancing and we tried to do that by mimicking a Strider which is a bike with no pedals. I lowered the seat on Mara’s real bike and took the pedals off. I wasn’t getting much support for that method, however, so no one was trying to use the bike in that fashion with Mara. So Sunday was the first time.

Then, as Mara was able to glide a little with her feet off the ground, it seemed that her biggest problem was speed. We went to putting the seat back up to height, and putting the pedals back on. Within a couple of trial runs, Mara was pedaling herself without me holding her. Actually the first run that I let go Mara had no idea I wasn’t holding on.

Then, it was camera time to capture some of this on video. Check it out.

Bike1 Video
Bike1 Video

34.5 MB / Time 1:44

That video is Divx and the best resolution (except for the horizontal line artifacts), but if you have trouble with viewing it, you can try another of these versions.

Bike1 WMV version Video
22.6 MB

Bike1 MOV version Video
48.4 MB


  1. WOW! Now she really is a big girl! Next step driving the car–once they taste freedom, there’s no stopping them– Proud of you, Mara– “Aunt” Pat

    Comment by Begner — July 19, 2010 @ 10:53 am

  2. Mara, you are a biker! Congratulations, that is a BIG accomplishment. I love the way Campbell shared your joy and enthusiasm too. G-Uncle George thought you did a great job too. Hugs, G-Aunt Monie

    Comment by Ramona — July 19, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

  3. She is growing up so fast. Lots of other accomplishments on the horizon. It’s going to be fun.

    Comment by Luke — July 20, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

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