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Correction Not Perfection

When I was learning to ride my bike as a child, the huge moment came the day my Dad took off the training wheels. I would finally get to be like the other big kids! In my kid brain, I thought it would be a simple matter of getting on and doing what I had done so many times before, only like a grown up. Not even close. It took many falls and skinned knees until the moment of cheating occurred. I would get on, try to pedal and before the other foot could make the circle, the bike would fall over. I became acutely aware of just how much those training wheels had held me up. My natural reaction to falling over was to try to ride slower and more carefully. It only made things worse. I had not yet discovered the elusive principle that would get me going. Finally, I had a happy accident. Just as I was about to fall over, I steered opposite the fall and managed to get the pedals to make a full circle before I completely fell over. The next try, I counter steered intentionally and managed two rotations of the pedals. It was ugly. I rode those few feet as a huge set of S-turns. But I stayed on. Now I realized I was onto something. The principle of momentum was becoming my friend. With every try, I could go a little further, until I was S-turning down the sidewalk weaving like ...
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