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BuilderScott 11-16-2011 04:11 PM

ADV Kids
 
It seems like a lot of us here have kids (or grandkids) and my riding time (and life) revolves around mine now. I thought it would be cool to have a thread for pics, videos and stories of our kids...

Let's see 'um! :thumb

Here's a video of Henry, 2-1/2 driving Sammi, 14 months in his Powerwheels truck.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vzSf45e4bd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

cojoel 11-16-2011 05:39 PM

Awesome thread Scott :clap:thumb

Daughter Madison (8)

http://cooner.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...59-09744-M.jpg

My boy Nathan (5)

http://cooner.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...-58-2532-M.jpg

I have plenty more. :evil

Wes Weber 11-16-2011 08:25 PM

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Cojoel - trails bikes + kids = fun! Here's Hayden on his electric Oset in the back yard...

cojoel 11-16-2011 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Wes Weber (Post 17320921)
Cojoel - trails bikes + kids = fun! Here's Hayden on his electric Oset in the back yard...

That's awesome Wes. :thumb

BuilderScott 11-17-2011 07:04 AM

Joel and Wes - Nice! :clap

At what age did y'all start your kids on motos?

BuilderScott 11-17-2011 07:24 AM

Just checked out the Oset bikes. Wow, very cool.

Here's a review in Dirt Rider on the 12.5 (for ages 2-5!)

http://tiny.cc/xmn39

AustinJake 11-17-2011 07:33 AM

Grandbaby Zo prefers the Husky.

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/a...1/ZoeHusky.jpg

Deano955 11-17-2011 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by BuilderScott (Post 17319197)
It seems like a lot of us here have kids (or grandkids) and my riding time (and life) revolves around mine now. I thought it would be cool to have a thread for pics, videos and stories of our kids...

Let's see 'um! :thumb

Here's a video of Henry, 2-1/2 driving Sammi, 14 months in his Powerwheels truck.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vzSf45e4bd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

That's friggin great! :clap

I too have to organize riding around my kids. We got a few more kids into bikes about a month ago. Next season looks good for riding buddies!

Mine:
http://deano955.smugmug.com/Events/F.../IMG0117-L.jpg

http://deano955.smugmug.com/Events/F.../IMG0106-L.jpg

My girls from other parents loved my boys' bikes:
http://deano955.smugmug.com/Events/F.../IMG0070-L.jpg

cojoel 11-17-2011 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by BuilderScott (Post 17322858)
Joel and Wes - Nice! :clap

At what age did y'all start your kids on motos?

Madison started about 6 and Nathan started at 4.5.

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grub 11-17-2011 02:51 PM

My son Ray's first ride, 6 years old on the pw50

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/u...0505011739.jpg

He thought it was pretty cool

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/u...0505011820.jpg

Wes Weber 11-17-2011 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuilderScott (Post 17322858)
Joel and Wes - Nice! :clap

At what age did y'all start your kids on motos?

Our rule was that they had to be able to touch the ground and pick the bike up by themselves. My daughter started on a Z-50 when she was 6. Hayden is small for his age, so but the Oset allowed him to start riding at 6 too.

SaharaJp99 11-17-2011 07:47 PM

I don't have any kids, so I have nothing to contribute, but this thread makes me smile! You all are fantastic fathers that are hard to find these days, and Scott, your video is absolutely priceless! Watching your interaction with your kids, and even the manners of your dog represents what kind of father/man you are:clap. All of you should give yourself a pat on the back. I will add a little story about my first bike as a kid and will add the fond memories of that time of my child hood. Sorry to interupt your thread.

My parents, well, let's rephrase that, my Mom, wouldn't let me own any motorbikes as a kid. So I resorted to riding friends bikes, etc. My parents divorced when I was in 6th grade, and by the time I was in 7th or 8th grade I finally got my first bike, a 1974 Honda CR125 Elsinore. I bought it at a garage sale for $50. It hadn't ran in 10+ years, but I paid for it out of my own pocket, pushed it home, and showed my Dad how proud I was. So, what I did for the next 2 days was the usual to get it running. Took the carb apart, etc. Put it all back together and recruited my Dad to be the first one to try and start it, since he could touch the ground while kickstarting it. Little did I know, since I was like 11, and I was so concerned about getting it running I did not bother to look to see if the thing even had a kill switch(nope, gone). So, my Dad kicked away, and it fired on the first kick! and went straight to an RPM that that thing was not supposed to run at! My Dad's expression was priceless and I remember it vividly to this day. Well, he had been out of riding for 10 years or so, and was not the most mechanically inclined individual, he was freaking out, as was I. Finally, my years of riding friends bikes and stalling them from being in too high of gear came to thought. I yelled, "put it in high gear and let the clutch out!!!" He did and it finally came to rest.... The neighbor heard all the commotion and came over and helped us detect the problem. Me being the super smart 11 year old I was, when I put the carb back together, I put the spring underneath the throttle slide, instead of on top. Yeah, learning experience. I ended up riding that bike for a year or two, and then aquiring an early 80's YZ with a mono shock and a blown motor and thought it would be great to swap the CR motor in to that frame, and as the attention span of a very early teenager goes between hockey, friends, puberty etc, it never got done and both bikes went to scrap. Damn shame, as if that elsinore was still together it'd be worth 50 times what I paid for it or more.

Anyways, sorry to interupt your thread about your current kids, it just reminded me of my first bike and felt like reminiscing. Carry on.... Great thread!! :clap

ballistic_ken 11-17-2011 07:56 PM

Some will remember my daughter(12) from RMAR '11:

Giving gimps rides.
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5871/merickktaxi.jpg

Her first time riding a bike, at the same event.
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9...rtbikeride.jpg

And her "new to her" bike this fall. Sold the pink quad and bought a KLX110.
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6...rakawasaki.jpg

bigtex 11-18-2011 07:18 AM

LittleTex with PrincessTex as photographer.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...002/zoom-1.jpg

He is big time ready for the LaughIn trials tomorrow. No snow, no snow, ...

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...wheeler005.jpg

BuilderScott 11-18-2011 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by SaharaJp99 (Post 17328461)
I don't have any kids, so I have nothing to contribute....

I beg to differ! That's an awesome story, thanks for sharing. :rofl And thanks for the kind words. :shog

I'd like to get up to your neck-o'the-woods sometime and ride that Pawnee area. That looked like a great outing last weekend.


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