I found childhood photos of the purple unicorn bicycle I learned to ride on! (There's a rainbow unicorn illustration on the banana seat.) I remember coasting down the incline of the driveway with my feet sticking out to get the balance right. After that, it was just luck and pedalling. My parents tried to get me to wear a helmet but I was always taking it off or complaining about it. The one memorable accident I had on this bicycle was due to trying to ride with one hand and make a "thumbs up" gesture with the other hand- the awesomest thing a cyclist could do... I fell off onto the sidewalk, no harm to anything other than my dignity.
But how stylish, eh? Fenders, chain guard, a basket, streamers and a squeezebulb horn!
I think this is 1983 or 1984.