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Old 04-21-2009, 08:59 PM   #16
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Good times for sure. Great memories too.
I missed the kick off ride as I was riding with my girls on a couple of tracks accessable from our property. They are 10 and 12 and are just starting to get their xr70 up through the gears. A bit muddy and a couple of get offs but it sure was fun following and leading them lugging the husky around in 1st and second. The older one is hinting at a bigger bike now. They still don't want to sell their ponies tho.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:02 AM   #17
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I finally convinced his big sister (sis'tigger?) to climb on and give it a try.
She's the most cautious 10 year old I know, but she did great:



Perhaps a whole fleet will be required!
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:22 PM   #18
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Update:
The boy's got 6 to 8 hours on the bike, now.
After the basics (start - stop), we moved on to rolling inclines, hard pack, gravel turns, sandy trails, water crossings, mud crossings, jumps (modest ones, don't worry 'ma). Latest lesson (last weekend) was how to power out of a tight turn (he really dug loosening up the back tire).
I enjoy watching him as much as I do riding.

Anyway - here's a shot - he loves to see himself up here and see comments in response.

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Old 08-10-2009, 06:46 PM   #19
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Sounds like SmallerTigger is almost ready to turn pro . It looks like you are teaching him well. He's gonna grow out of that bike quick now. I wish we could see their faces inside the helmets.

As for ice bikes, I may have enough short screws to build him his first set of studded tires.

It would be good to see two jrs on the ice.
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:18 PM   #20
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Update:
The boy's got 6 to 8 hours on the bike, now.
After the basics (start - stop), we moved on to rolling inclines, hard pack, gravel turns, sandy trails, water crossings, mud crossings, jumps (modest ones, don't worry 'ma). Latest lesson (last weekend) was how to power out of a tight turn (he really dug loosening up the back tire).
I enjoy watching him as much as I do riding.

Anyway - here's a shot - he loves to see himself up here and see comments in response.

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That's just AWESOME !!!!!!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:08 AM   #21
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He is riding so well I wish I had learned at his age.


A question I see he is AGATT, (well done and I read the consequences - doubly well done) did you buy him a neck brace, I was curious about that?
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:17 AM   #22
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Considering a neck brace. Initially, I was OK without him wearing one. As he moves up the gears, though...
Next time he's with me at a gear shop I'm going to try one of those low-tech ones on for size (fabric-covered foam collar - about $40 I think), to see how they function on him.
He'll probably get one.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:48 AM   #23
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Considering a neck brace. Initially, I was OK without him wearing one. As he moves up the gears, though...
Next time he's with me at a gear shop I'm going to try one of those low-tech ones on for size (fabric-covered foam collar - about $40 I think), to see how they function on him.
He'll probably get one.
I was also considering a little more equipment for jrcool this winter. He's getting bored with his 100 and I fear(not really) speeds are about to go up. His coat is fully armoured and knees are good but we have never done anything for our necks.

Have you ordered the screws for his ice tires yet?

I'm actually thinking about a bit of a bulk order if we can get RobbieO to hook us up with a supplier. Little guy tires are pretty easy to build and I have at least one set of big boy tires to deal with, more if you want some. I can't bring myself to part with $1k for 2 tires wth the amount I went through this summer.

Let us know what you come up with on the neck protection front.

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Old 10-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #24
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Cool,
We picked up an extra set of tires a couple of months ago, so I just need to figure out the studs.
What should I look for? Shortish studs, or do I need additional prep inside the tires? Cheap is a priority - since I figure the number of rides these tires will get might not be very high.
As for neck protection - I figure we'll probably go to the January show and see what's available. I saw something simple at Royal a while back - looked like it would help. I'd pay more for something good - but a leat brace might be overkill, since he's not likely to ever race. Just want reasonable protection for fun riding.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:34 AM   #25
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Dave remember the little guy wearing the ktm or leat neck brace when we went up to the lake last year. I think there might be a photo in your collection. I wonder what does run.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:00 AM   #26
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Cool,
We picked up an extra set of tires a couple of months ago, so I just need to figure out the studs.
What should I look for? Shortish studs, or do I need additional prep inside the tires? Cheap is a priority - since I figure the number of rides these tires will get might not be very high.
As for neck protection - I figure we'll probably go to the January show and see what's available. I saw something simple at Royal a while back - looked like it would help. I'd pay more for something good - but a leat brace might be overkill, since he's not likely to ever race. Just want reasonable protection for fun riding.
I would suggest about 750 gold 5/8 screws. I have some great belting that works as a liner for the jr size tires. By mailorder the screws are about $60/1000.

Don't forget the safety gloves and something to wrap the tires with
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:05 AM   #27
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Dave remember the little guy wearing the ktm or leat neck brace when we went up to the lake last year. I think there might be a photo in your collection. I wonder what does run.
Ya, that little dude had factory sponsor by the look of his rig.

I advised jr not to hit the drift cause it hurts.

If I learned anything from last year it was not to ice ride when it's warm out. It may be nice for spectators but the ice sux.

I can't wait to see the jr's playing cat and mouse on the lake this winter.

no crashes this year
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:08 AM   #28
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Last ride of the season for the young fella' (last weekend).
Got lucky with timing of this one:


He's looking forward to strapping on some studs come ice-up.
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It's infectious!

After taking a few rides last summer, his big sister showed some interest.
I surprised her with her own bike this weekend - a Yamaha RT100. Mmmmm, two-smoke goodness...
She's stoked - looking forward to the summer, now.

In case anyone's missing my point - RIDE WITH YOUR KIDS! There are few things I've ever done that I've enjoyed more.
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