Probably because it is so difficult for Blondie, Cheesie has put off learning to ride her bike without training wheels. I took them off about a month ago and we practiced in the backyard in the grass, but she was so afraid of falling. I convinced her to try the pavement then, but she fell and that was the end of the lesson. This past weekend she has had a blast with playing with the older neighbor girls and when they wanted to ride bikes up on the street, so did she. So we got out there AND SHE DID IT! I still have to yell, "BRAKES!" to her a LOT because she wants to drag her feet, but she will figure it out.