From the OC Register, Sept. 15, 2016
Determined Trabuco Hills runner Michelle Cross refuses to be slowed by cerebral palsy
Darrell Cross had spent plenty of time trying to teach his nearly 10-year-old daughter, Michelle, how to ride a bike, but even training wheels weren’t working.
A bicycle shop employee told him to take off the pedals and let her “Fred Flintstone it,” or push herself on the bike using her feet. Turns out, he was on to something.
The pedals removed, Michelle guided the bicycle through the neighborhood for an entire weekend. Soon after, with pedals reattached, she was riding like a pro.