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H e a d N o r t h 04-19-2009 06:35 PM

First ride ... EVER!
 
Not mine - my boy's (TinyTigger).

So, we (the family unit) took the boy's "best ever" Christmas present out for the first time today. He was a bit nervous (mostly because he could barely reach the ground and he really really wants to do things well the first time out).

First few runs, I ran along and helped with the inevitable glitches.

Next few, I ran along, and didn't do as much.

After that, I just let him go.

This was (maybe) 20 minutes from getting started.
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/s...m/P1010428.jpg

Awesome. Just Awesome.

He even started standing up on inclines, and (unintentionally) roosted us adults once. Pretty funny seeing him grab on for dear life when he felt that!

A couple of sandy get-offs - no big deal (we let him know that WOULD happen).

Fun times.

(I don't think this pic is inserted right - any help?)

EmmEff 04-19-2009 07:06 PM

Very cool! How old is he?

Hint: Post the IMG share line to inline your pics.

H e a d N o r t h 04-19-2009 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmmEff
Very cool! How old is he?

Hint: Post the IMG share line to inline your pics.

He's 7.
Can you break down the image share thing for me? HOW?

EmmEff 04-19-2009 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BiggerTigger
He's 7.

I think I was riding my Honda Z50 around that age :) Brings back fond memories. My son is 4 and I'm counting the days before he gets a PW50!

Quote:

Can you break down the image share thing for me? HOW?
If I click on your link above, I see this box on the screen:

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/o...atgmaildot.jpg

Paste the contents of the "IMG Code" box into your message and your pic will be inlined.

H e a d N o r t h 04-19-2009 07:25 PM

Thanks - fixed.

drcool 04-19-2009 08:10 PM

Way to go TinyTigger he looks like a young Ricky Carmicheal gettin it done. Gettin time for a Father-Son ADV weekend with all of these youngriders.

Go TT
drcool

H e a d N o r t h 04-20-2009 06:24 AM

DRCool,
We're up for that. He'd get a kick out of riding with others his height. Me - I can't find anyone my height, so I'll ride with anyone.

We are planning a ride-in camping trip for this summer, too.

This is one of the first times he got the clutch / throttle coordination right:
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Otis357 04-20-2009 07:24 AM

Awesome! :thumb

The start of many good times to share with your son.... Enjoy it!

RumRunner 04-20-2009 07:41 AM

Way to go dad:thumb :thumb :thumb

Good memories for sure:nod :nod :nod

DW

ArthDuro 04-20-2009 09:37 AM

just awesome :D:thumbup:clap

rockies-GS 04-20-2009 01:53 PM

lol pretty cute. you got private heath insurance just in case ?

David_Moen 04-20-2009 01:58 PM

Yahooo! Good times to come. I love riding with my kids even though they are just beginners.

This weekend I was out riding with my regular crew, we ended up doing a trail tour for a couple other groups that showed up from out of town. There was a 9 year old on a KTM 65 with them, I was suprised that he made a whole loop of our "B" course with minimal assistance. It is really suprising how quick they catch on!

H e a d N o r t h 04-20-2009 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockies-GS
lol pretty cute. you got private heath insurance just in case ?

Yup, good health coverage. But the odds of needing it are dwindling the less time I spend chasing after him (read coronary, here). I have got to get in better shape.
He had the bike laying on one leg or another a few time. That's why it's been drilled into his head: ATGATT or lose it!

rockies-GS 04-20-2009 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BiggerTigger
Yup, good health coverage. But the odds of needing it are dwindling the less time I spend chasing after him (read coronary, here). I have got to get in better shape.
He had the bike laying on one leg or another a few time. That's why it's been drilled into his head: ATTGAT or lose it!

LOL i can't wait to get my 15 months old on a bike. he already looks at the GSA with a large smile saying "daddy's!!!!!"

Fin 04-21-2009 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockies-GS
LOL i can't wait to get my 15 months old on a bike. he already looks at the GSA with a large smile saying "daddy's!!!!!"

Awesome stuff BiggerTigger. Good for you.

My four-year-old is drooling over the thought of a PW50 and the two-year-old runs around the house pretending to ride a bike.

One of these days... :D

Cheers

Fin


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