What are your bicycling memories? Was your experience similar to strickland’s? What was similar or different, and why?
I remember my learning to ride a bicycle as a sort of “arms race” between my recently divorced parents. Each wanted to beat the other at teaching me to teach me how to ride a bike, a contest in which my father ultimately won. I don’t really remember ever yearning for my first bike, but I’m sure that I wanted one just like any other kid at the age of 4 to 6.
I think my experience was different than Strickland’s in that it seemed as if his whole life was focused around getting a bike and learning to ride it. I don’t remember ever going through that phase so intensely.