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  1. Claudio

    It was my 8th birthday when my praents took me to the backyard where my first bicycle stood propped up by its kickstand (I remember thinking this was the coolest thing.) It had a deep red tint and silver lettering ran up the frame with the word Schwinn written in a tilted direction as if it was being blown back by the wind. Being a late bloomer, my bike also came with a mean set of training wheels. My most memorable moment on my first bike was the day the training wheels came off. What I had depended on for balance and support was gone! It was completely up to me to ride on my own. I remember riding down my street for the very first time, nothing but two wheels, a bike frame, and freedom. It was the very first time I began to understand the feeling of liberation. I remember imagining I was going 50 mph, flying by walking pedestrians and blowing leaves. I could not wait to show my friends what I could do, what was now possible for me. That bike was my first memorable breakthrough experience. I was able to do something that really scared me. I felt the wind in my face and speed my circling feet. It was wild. I did not know it then, but that experience began to teach me that the things that scare us the most are usually the most worthwhile.

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