That is a tricycle similar to the one I graduated directly from to a 26″ bicycle — way too big for me — but with assistance from brother — learned the rudiments of balancing on 2 wheels as he followed running alongside.
Problem became, I out distanced him, and confronted with a US highway or an alley, I chose to turn into the alley! Wobbly turn, and down the alley I went — another alley appeared and another wobbly turn into it.
At this point the level of fright was relatively high which led to a crash.
Meantime, brother had cut thru yards to catch up to me and did — just after the fall.
After picking gravel out of my knee, he assured me I could go the rest of the way around to the front of our house where I started. Which I did. 🙂
For a while that tricycle seemed a far better option, but the intrigue of riding that 26 incher overcame it.
Not even sure where that bicycle came from, or what happened to it. Brother got a new Western Flyer with tank, horn, lights, carrier and most of the bells and whistles of the day (no turn signals which he still regrets).
Later I got what would be the Chevy 210 of Western Flyers, while brother had the glammed out BelAire version, but I was happy.
First bicycle was similar to this but didnt have the tank
So, lets hear about your first bicycle and solo/unassisted ride.
Wish there were photos, but back then, photography was expensive and not to mention a 1-2 week wait for the drug store to get the pictures back.
If I had any idea of how to put this in either Articles or the Forums, thats where it would be, but I dont. 🙁
Hmm — it is in Articles now, but still here too. idk