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Old 04-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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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.


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?)
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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Very cool! How old is he?

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

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Old 04-19-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:21 PM   #4
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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!

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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:



Paste the contents of the "IMG Code" box into your message and your pic will be inlined.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:25 PM   #5
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Thanks - fixed.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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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
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:24 AM   #7
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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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Old 04-20-2009, 06:24 AM   #8
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Awesome!

The start of many good times to share with your son.... Enjoy it!
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:41 AM   #9
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Way to go dad

Good memories for sure

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:37 AM   #10
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:53 PM   #11
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lol pretty cute. you got private heath insurance just in case ?
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #12
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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!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:00 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:04 PM   #14
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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!!!!!"
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:24 PM   #15
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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...

Cheers

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