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A short riddle. It has been through the Sandbox.

My adventurous owners keep one on the ground
But two is more common, most people have found
Three is the usual for those young of heart
And four is for those learning the part
I have a cousin who uses one more
Though one of them is not like the other four

What am I?

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Sounds like a

bicycle wheel

My adventurous owners keep one on the ground

Wheelie!

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But two is more common, most people have found

Standard way of riding is with two wheels on the ground

Three is the usual for those young of heart

Tricycles for the kids!

And four is for those learning the part

A bicycle with training wheels.

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I have a cousin who uses one more Though one of them is not like the other four

Hmm....this thing?!

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or, more probably

Your cousin is a car (another common mode of transportation) and the 5th wheel is the steering wheel (thanks, @Neon612!).

What the OP intended before seeing the other 5-wheeled bike above:

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Title: And it goes around

They sure do.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think the one wheel is more likely a unicycle since the rest are all related to how many wheels are attached to the bike. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Aug 25 '16 at 19:38
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    $\begingroup$ 5th wheel could be a steering wheel $\endgroup$ – Neon612 Aug 25 '16 at 19:39
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    $\begingroup$ @EngineerToast, Neon612 Googling 5-wheel vehicles is kind of fun. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Aug 25 '16 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ holy crap, I've never seen that 5-wheeled contraption before, but I think I want one. <realizing I'm old> - nah, I can live without it. $\endgroup$ – APrough Aug 25 '16 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ Very good. I added in what I intended for the 5-wheeled vehicle, which is cycle related. $\endgroup$ – APrough Aug 25 '16 at 20:55
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Is it

Points of contact

Reminds me of

the Sphinx riddle

My adventurous owners keep one on the ground

a snowboard or something? Or a reference to running where you're only touching the ground with one foot at a time.

But two is more common, most people have found

humans tend to use two feet

Three is the usual for those young of heart

walking sticks are for old people

And four is for those learning the part

crawling

I have a cousin who uses one more
Though one of them is not like the other four

a dirty joke?! O.o - or, more likely (as pointed out by beastly gerbil) a monkey "cousin" with a tail.

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  • $\begingroup$ The last one I think is monkey with a tail $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 25 '16 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ Just realised I read usual as unusual :( ah well :) $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Aug 25 '16 at 19:40
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers Those old of body may still be young of heart. It could just refer to being more active in age. $\endgroup$ – Shimizoki Aug 25 '16 at 20:01
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I mentioned this in the Sandbox:

Feet

My adventurous owners keep one on the ground

hop, hop, hop

But two is more common, most people have found

Yeah.

Three is the usual for those young of heart

Right foot, left foot, and a hand :P/This could refer to hight, three feet tall

And four is for those learning the part

babies crawling around on arms/legs

I have a cousin who uses one more
Though one of them is not like the other four

Monkeys - Four legs and a tail. (Thanks, @BeastlyGerbil!)

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  • $\begingroup$ Like the points of contact one, I think the cousin with the fifth is monkey with a tail $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 25 '16 at 20:01
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Thanks, I'll add it. $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Aug 25 '16 at 20:02

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