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Old 08-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Two Dads, Two Daughters. A Six Day Trip That Will Last Forever

Jeff invited my daughter and I on a trip with him and his daughter. The girls are 8 and 9 and get along great. Figured I better get in some good memories before she becomes a TEENAGER.

I will be building this report litte by little as I am way behind on everything else in my life.

Started out Wednesday afternoon to meet up with Jeff in Kennewick. Arrived about 8:30 PM.


heading out from Ocean Shores, WA






almost to Jeffs with a great kid and a great sunset behind me





up the next morning with a great breakfast from Jeff's wife. Girls are ready to go




Stay tuned in. I promise to add a few every night. My daughter did her own report on our personal blog. If you're interested here is the link http://reallyweaint.blogspot.com/
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
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You rock 2LBOX! We really enjoyed the trip, and are still talking about it daily.

For those that read my Ak trip report, it's pretty clear that I can't ride with too many folks. I would ride anywhere with 2LBOX though. He and "K" were incredible traveling partners. They're a bit twisted like I am I guess, and seem to actually enjoy a little adversity.

Your whole family is just awesome, and we feel very fortunate indeed to have made this trip with the two of you.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:36 PM   #3
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Awesome! You guy's are the cool dads that all the other kids envy.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
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Thanks Jeff. I'd ride into the belly of a dragon with you, if we could find one. K sure had fun with P. We rode 11 hours the last day and K was ready to go again the next day. Thanks for the ride and great memories. Can't wait for the next one.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:48 PM   #5
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Awesome report and story. Keep the pics on coming.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:21 AM   #6
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Stay tuned in. I promise to add a few every night. My daughter did her own report on our personal blog. If you're interested here is the link http://reallyweaint.blogspot.com/
Great trip report from your daughter!
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:01 AM   #7
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Laugh Too cute!



Love this sort of stuff. Love the gear too. Helmets look huge on them!
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:09 AM   #8
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Where did you get the jackets / pants to fit an 8 yr old?

I have an 8 yr. old petite daughter who I am looking to get some street gear for.

Thanks.

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Old 08-19-2008, 07:26 AM   #9
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Dads and Daughters! So totally Cool ! ! ! ! I bet these will be memories those two little girl will cherish forever.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:45 AM   #10
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Most awesome!! Keep it coming, got two girls of my own, your RR brings back memories Trust me.........it is just as fun when they are teenagers and riding there own bikes

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Where did you get the jackets / pants to fit an 8 yr old?

I have an 8 yr. old petite daughter who I am looking to get some street gear for.

Thanks.

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I FORGOT WHERE JEFF SAID HE GOT THE GEAR. I FOUND SOME PANTS IN CALDWELL, ID FOR MY DAUGHTER AT GRIZZLY SPORTS. I'LL TRY TO FIND OUT THE WEBSITE WHERE JEFF GOT HIS DAUGHTERS AT.
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I FORGOT WHERE JEFF SAID HE GOT THE GEAR. I FOUND SOME PANTS IN CALDWELL, ID FOR MY DAUGHTER AT GRIZZLY SPORTS. I'LL TRY TO FIND OUT THE WEBSITE WHERE JEFF GOT HIS DAUGHTERS AT.
We've found most of the gear for our kids at either Rocky Mountain or Dennis Kirk. It's mostly enduro or offroad gear. My daughter is due for a bigger jacket and I think we'll end up going with the A.R.C. jacket, which is available at Rocky Mountain. I wish someone like Olympia or BMW would make some of their adult stuff available in kids sizes, but the market must not be big enough. My wife has one of the A.R.C. enduro jackets and it's been pretty waterproof and held up well, so it seems like a decent option for kids. We've mostly used MX type pants, and can carry waterproof overpants.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:56 AM   #13
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Thanks Jeff. I'd ride into the belly of a dragon with you, if we could find one. K sure had fun with P. We rode 11 hours the last day and K was ready to go again the next day. Thanks for the ride and great memories. Can't wait for the next one.
K is one tough girl! It's in her genes though. 2LBOX's wife, and all of their kids are just very tough, hardy individuals. 2LBOX is probably the toughest, most resilient guy I've ever known. He's volunteered to be tazed by the local PD, and actually enjoyed it! He's had nails and other things stuck into his body with nary a whimper, he just makes sure that someone gets a good pic of it! I've ridden with whiners before, and having a huge intolerance for whining is probably one of my biggest character flaws. I suspectr that if it's even possible, by the time that 2LBOX would let out a whine I'd probably already be crying like a little girl. He and K both have a real appreciation for the joy of riding and experiencing new places. I think both of us feel that experiences like this trip are overwhelmingly good for both our kids, and for us. Whenever someone asks me if it's dangerous for a kid to ride on the back of a bike I tell them that I think it's more dangerous to not live and enjoy life. I'm sure that when our own daughters are on their own bikes heading down the road like southfork speedsters that 2LBOX and I will both have big smiles on our faces.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:59 AM   #14
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Very nice. I can't wait to take a trip like that with my daughter.
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