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Old 05-04-2013, 11:20 PM   #27376
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Howdy folks,,,,, just wanted to drop a "WTB" in here for a PW50 or maybe an XR50. My grandson is 2.5 years old and it's about time to move up from the little electric 4 wheeler he has now. I'll be interested in training wheels too. Anyone have any leads? I'm in Cumming and don't mind driving a ways to pick a decent bike for him.

BTW, I'm leaning towards a PW50 over the XR but I have no experience in either. What say some of the experienced folks say?
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:05 AM   #27377
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That was us! Garth and I made it home to New England Sat night. A ride report will be posted soon. I didn't want to let another day go by without thanking DirtDabber for his generous assistance and comeraderie. Georgia is a beautiful state and Clay is a great ambassador for it.

On our trip, we enjoyed the southern hospitality that we experienced daily but nothing prepared us for the "ADV hospitality" we received when a KLR with a hack stopped by to say hello. Thank you again for a fun night and a place to stay! I hope to return the favor some day.
Rich, glad you made it home safe. I must say you are missing out on some prime riding weather this weekend.

Can't wait to see the ride report.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:25 AM   #27378
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Let's go do some creek crossings. BYOB (bring your own boat).
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:52 AM   #27379
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...My grandson is 2.5 years old and it's about time to move up from the little electric 4 wheeler he has now....
I hate to sound like a broken record (I bring this up every time someone asks about first-bikes for kids under 6) but I think these are the-it. http://osetbikes.com/us/

My son at 3


My daughter at 6


My son skipped training wheels. I went with the push-bicycle as he turned 2. These are cool, because they can have fun and do tricks on day-one, but learn to balance almost on accident.


The advantages to the electric trials bikes are endless: No one bothers you if you ride at parks, playgrounds and bicycle trails--I ride my bicycle with them--got me in better shape. No burns, you could haul them upside-down on the seat of a car, three-year-olds can pick them up and crank them all by themselves, no noise....

When I brought home the gas-burners (antique trials 80s) they already knew how to ride. Now I know that most of us learned by getting our ass handed to us by oversized 50s and 80s. Maybe it made us tougher, but this way has felt better to me.
My 2 cents-worth,
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:19 AM   #27380
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We had a kdx50 and a crf50. I would follow Pete's route to do it over. A bike with training wheels is nothing but a 4 wheeler.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:56 AM   #27381
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Yeah, I forgot to answer your question. I had a fleet CRFs (50, 70, 150, 250) for my first round of (now grown-ish) kids and they never gave me any trouble at all. Just don't put ethanol in them
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #27382
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My son skipped training wheels ...
I agree Pete

Put em on 2wheels

Today's kids can't ride bikes or drive pickups with Manual Tranny's

My Daughter was ridin her bicycle WITHOUT training wheels b4 her 3rd B'day & drivin my 5spd farm truck by 8 yrs old

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #27383
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My Daughter was ridin her bicycle WITHOUT training wheels b4 her 3rd B'day & drivin my 5spd farm truck by 8 yrs old.
Big deal.... that just means she has a good dad that doesn't treat her like a powder puff, but has plenty of time for her.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #27384
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But She's Twenty now & don't have time fer me
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #27385
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But She's Twenty now & don't have time fer me
"And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon....."
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #27386
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"And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon....."
Yep, I'm headed that way and mine is only 13....
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #27387
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If anyones getting off road wed, thur, or friday of this week and wants a riding partner.... I'm in. PM me.

I'm riding a DRZ and I'm open for anything from N. GA. to south of ATL. looking for mostly off road.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #27388
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I hate to sound like a broken record (I bring this up every time someone asks about first-bikes for kids under 6) but I think these are the-it. http://osetbikes.com/us/

My son at 3


My daughter at 6


My son skipped training wheels. I went with the push-bicycle as he turned 2. These are cool, because they can have fun and do tricks on day-one, but learn to balance almost on accident.


The advantages to the electric trials bikes are endless: No one bothers you if you ride at parks, playgrounds and bicycle trails--I ride my bicycle with them--got me in better shape. No burns, you could haul them upside-down on the seat of a car, three-year-olds can pick them up and crank them all by themselves, no noise....

When I brought home the gas-burners (antique trials 80s) they already knew how to ride. Now I know that most of us learned by getting our ass handed to us by oversized 50s and 80s. Maybe it made us tougher, but this way has felt better to me.
My 2 cents-worth,
Pete
Thanks for posting up, I knew nothing of those little bikes.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:56 AM   #27389
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Lost tool kit...

Hi folks!
When Garth and I returned from our TET ride we noticed he was missing his front fender tool kit bag. At some point in the ride he used it to tighten up his shift lever and must not have strapped it down tight enough. If you find it please let me know so I have an excuse to revisit your beautiful state!
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:06 AM   #27390
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Hi folks!
When Garth and I returned from our TET ride we noticed he was missing his front fender tool kit bag. At some point in the ride he used it to tighten up his shift lever and must not have strapped it down tight enough. If you find it please let me know so I have an excuse to revisit your beautiful state!
Riding it from North Georgia up to Northern Tennessee next week. I will keep an eye out for anything in the area and let you know!
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