My daughter has been learning how to ride a bike for the past year. She's actually become quite adept at it, and for someone who loves to cycle, I am certainly proud. But there were certain obstacles to overcome to get to this point. We started simply with the tricycle - learning to pedal. Then we switched to a "run-bike" to help learn balance. Now we are on a two-wheeled bike with training wheels, and slowly beginning to take the training wheels off. With each step forward, my daughter expressed a certain degree of fear - "will I be able to do this?," she intimated. Once she made the leap to the next level, she realized how much easier biking can become. Leaving the training wheels can be scary, but the freedom of two wheels is much better.