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Old 10-24-2009, 05:59 AM   #1
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Ride With My Kids/Future Adventure Bike Riders

Well I have four kids who are motorbike nuts. Like there dad ,,, must be in the Genes...

I tell you there is nothing quite like going out riding with your kids I really look forward to the day when we can hit the road less travelled together rather than just a clearing in the bush, today was just another step closer to acheiving that.

Anyway we had not been out for a ride for a while. Today was also the day the little ones upgrade from 50cc to 70 cc. I have three boys aged 9,14,15 and a girl aged 10.

Ok I know they are only cheap chinese bikes however there interest in riding is so high I am thinking of taking the big step and getting them some real bikes next year.

Anyway onto the pics of four of the worlds future Adventure Bike Riders riding in the great Australian Bush,, hope you enjoy.

Trailer and 4wd all loaded ready for departure. This trailer was custom built for me by my neighbour. It holds six bikes, two small bikes sideways, four full sized bikes two forward two backwards. It has a mesh floor, steel stowable ramp that clips on at each bike track, a large lockable tool box and a front mounted spare tyre.




Arrival at our secret location



The chaos begins,, my daughter fell off twice broke two brake levers in half an hour, then there was no stopping her.. Made me real proud.






The change in my youngest son who was so hesitant on the 50cc bike was remarkable. Took to the bike like a duck to water



You would not beleive how hard it was to convince her to give her dad the finger, when she finally did she was in hysterics....







Feet Barely touching the ground...



No Stopping her now,,, Can kick start her own bike now too







Funnily enough there was no problem in getting the boys to give there dad the finger









Ok back to riding




Older boys have watched Shane Watts DVD,,, following all the tips Satnding up...









Up and down the mound





Can just see them in the distance





Follow the leader











Such a good variety of terrain here







This palce has everything so good for them to learn, sand, rocky trail, open trail, single trail, rough trail, smooth hills and so on,,, alas it has not rained for a while so the mud puddle was dry



Kick Starting her own bike, a real acheivement...



If I tweak this bit will it go faster









Farewell from us,,, thanks Dad for the awesome day



Salute !!!!!

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Old 10-24-2009, 06:27 AM   #2
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Nice! Looks like you had a great time with the kids. You will have to get them all FYYFF stickers for their bikes. You can tell them it stands for "Father Yancey's Youth Football Foundation".
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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Good stuff! Looks like a great day, thanks for posting the pics

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Old 10-24-2009, 07:12 AM   #4
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Now that's definitely going to be their favorite family fun activity!
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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Brilliant They will never forget days like that.
But trust me, now you've started, it's never going to stop. I'm still helping my youngest play with toys, and he's 30.


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Old 10-24-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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Nice! Looks like you had a great time with the kids. You will have to get them all FYYFF stickers for their bikes. You can tell them it stands for "Father Yancey's Youth Football Foundation".

Good 'ol' Father Yancey

Think I better get some stickers and show some support

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But trust me, now you've started, it's never going to stop. I'm still helping my youngest play with toys, and he's 30.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:13 PM   #7
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Its great to have the same interests as the kids. Mine are hot and cold on the bikes. I will have to beg them to come for a ride with their dad today. Great looking trailer. Might have to steal the desigh as I want 1 that will hold 5 so we can take them over to the coast for long weekends (just had some friends move over there from home.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:27 PM   #8
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Its great to have the same interests as the kids. Mine are hot and cold on the bikes. I will have to beg them to come for a ride with their dad today. Great looking trailer. Might have to steal the desigh as I want 1 that will hold 5 so we can take them over to the coast for long weekends (just had some friends move over there from home.

No problems can take some close up pics of the trailer if you like...

Width of the trailer restricts the sideways mounted bikes to the small ones. All the tracks are bolted on so later can move them arround as required. The tracks are made from Galvinised channel. Originally I got all the bikes together on the garage floor an chalked it out to work out the rough dimensions and positioning. My neighbour is a wizz with a welder, took us about 6 weeks to construct. Each joint is fully welded all arround no tack welds, Taillights came from a tray back ute. He kept on coming up with some great ideas as we built it. Floor was originally going to be sheet metal but then decided it would be better to use mesh (not slippery when wet)
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Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

07 KLR650 FOR SALE
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94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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I can see ride reports of the future..... "OZMicks family ride"
Great stuff mate...

Glad to see you're teaching them the ADV salute at an early age too...
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:29 PM   #10
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yeah but

did Dad practice any of the Shane Watts stuff?.....Sand Mick?

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:27 PM   #11
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did Dad practice any of the Shane Watts stuff?.....Sand Mick?

Joe
I did a bit,, but not to the extent that I wanted too,,, had visions of the kids driving me home with a broken leg . Ok not really,,, but thinking the XT is a bit short for me for standing up on the pegs....
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Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
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The Bike Collection

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05 XT250 FOR SALE
94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:37 PM   #12
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good on ya dad

mine just got his first bike this summer, he's five and is really getting into it. i've been riding streetbikes exclusively since i've been out on my own but now i've been looking for a xr so i can ride with him.



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Old 10-24-2009, 10:44 PM   #13
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mine just got his first bike this summer, he's five and is really getting into it. i've been riding streetbikes exclusively since i've been out on my own but now i've been looking for a xr so i can ride with him.
Get that bike and get out there with him I followed my younger kids arround and they loved it that there dad was riding at there pace with them...

Older boys were too fast for me ok joking

Seriously worth doing
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Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

07 KLR650 FOR SALE
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94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:48 PM   #14
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talked to a friend of mine today, he's got a xr 250 i can get, it needs a top end and a valve in the head but i can't beat the price. he said if i come get it i can have it so i'm going tomorrow. cheers

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Get that bike and get out there with him I followed my younger kids arround and they loved it that there dad was riding at there pace with them...

Older boys were too fast for me ok joking

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Old 10-25-2009, 12:17 AM   #15
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talked to a friend of mine today, he's got a xr 250 i can get, it needs a top end and a valve in the head but i can't beat the price. he said if i come get it i can have it so i'm going tomorrow. cheers
Go for it

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Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

07 KLR650 FOR SALE
05 XT250 FOR SALE
94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
77 RD350 Sold
02 DL1000
DRZ400E Dreaming
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