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Ellie has been anxiously awaiting spring and the opportunity to ride her two-wheeler (plus training wheels) that has been stored in the basement. A week ago Tuesday we had a snow storm, but by the weekend the weather warmed up. With the helmet on she was determined to ride by herself and didn’t want Mommy or Daddy hanging on to the back of the seat. I have to fill you in that our house is on a street that does have a hill. She did pick up quite a bit of speed heading down to the culdesac so you can understand why we wanted to hang on to her seat. At the end of the road she spent about half an hour just circling around before requesting help (smart girl) to make it back up the hill to our house. Here is my determined girl on her first bike ride: