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Old 02-11-2012, 08:33 PM   #61
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I can't find any info on the laws relating to Kids and riding in colorado
Can someone point me in the right direction . I have a 4 and 6 yr old i would like to get started

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I haven't seen anything official. I've heard that kids are supposed to be over 10 to ride by themselves, but I have seen as young as 3 yrs old (PW50 w/ training wheels) on the trail. The youngest I've ridden with was 5. I've ridden with plenty of guy with kids of all ages and never heard of issues with kids being too young.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:34 PM   #62
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Well she's not on her own yet...but loves sitting on daddy's and can't wait to have her own.

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Old 02-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #63
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #64
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Clearing out the phone, and a few photos reminded of this thread!

Here's a favorite from this winter. My son Colter (skier) and his cousin Eli (driver), both 7, using Colter's snowmobile as the tow-in for the jump in the background. They made a huge amount of laps on that course!



and here is Dylan (3 at the time) when we went up Ophir Pass late June last year, just before it opened


and Dylan topping out the wall during Willie's set at Blues and Brews!


It has been a blast raising them to be fun loving mountain kids!

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:13 AM   #65
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Last weekend......


In order is my GF Emily, followed by Colton (8), Kendra (13) and Chance (11).

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:26 AM   #66
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Clearing out the phone, and a few photos reminded of this thread!

Here's a favorite from this winter. My son Colter (skier) and his cousin Eli (driver), both 7, using Colter's snowmobile as the tow-in for the jump in the background. They made a huge amount of laps on that course!



and here is Dylan (3 at the time) when we went up Ophir Pass late June last year, just before it opened


and Dylan topping out the wall during Willie's set at Blues and Brews!


It has been a blast raising them to be fun loving mountain kids!
All awesomeness!! Your boy and I share a mighty fine name as well!
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:27 AM   #67
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In order is my GF Emily, followed by Colton (8), Kendra (13) and Chance (11).

Looks like u have a lot of fun family adventuring to look forward too!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #68
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Colten new bike at 7yr. Got rid of the pit bike and moved on to a TTR 125


9 yrs, White Wash area.


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14 Grand Junction, new bike. TTR 230


Daughter decides she will take the 125.


Both the kiddos.
Lindsey 19 and Colten 14


Yesterday the 15 yr "6'3" boy" was trying out a friends CR 450
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #69
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Kids on bikes!

My son is 14 (all 5'11" 180 lbs of him ), and talked his mom into letting him get a motorcycle (finally!). He rides the heck out of my 650 4-wheeler, but has never riden a motorcycle or used a clutch (though he has driven my F-350 through several juniper trees while coyote hunting this winter ), so I took him out to a field near the house and let him ride the DR 650. Within 15 to 20 minutes he was going through the gears and standing up going up and down some small hills. The grin on his face was priceless! He pulls to a stop and says that I should by a new bike, and give him mine, then promptly fell over. I told him to pick the bike up, and when he couldn't quite manage, I told him that was why he was going to get something a wee bit lighter to start with. We are now selling my 12" aluminum boat and trailer to fund a KDX 200 or similar. Unfortunately, he is attending two Scout summer camps (including one on Catalina Island) and applying to a Counselor In Training at Camp Cris Dobbins as well, so it looks like riding time will be limited this summer . I can't wait to be able to share some rides with him, and am hoping to get my 12 year old daughter interested as well 9she is fearless on her mountain bike!). Great thread! I need to get the pictures of his first ride off of my wife's camera and figure out how to post pictures here.

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:29 AM   #70
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In order is my GF Emily, followed by Colton (8), Kendra (13) and Chance (11).


Beautiful!

Reminds me of a mama duck and her ducklings.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #71
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:40 PM   #72
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he is attending two Scout summer camps (including one on Catalina Island) and applying to a Counselor In Training at Camp Cris Dobbins as well, so it looks like riding time will be limited this summer .
Cheers,

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Good deal, my son was just accepted to be a CIT out at PV as well.He heard about 10 days ago he was confirmed. Did your son hear if he made it or not? Catalina Island ? that sounds like a cool summer camp.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:01 PM   #73
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I can't find any info on the laws relating to Kids and riding in colorado
Can someone point me in the right direction . I have a 4 and 6 yr old i would like to get started

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There are ATV restrictions but not dirt bike restrictions I have heard. There are some areas in Rampart that cater to the the little ones.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #74
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Here's Henry on his Strider. This video is a bit recycled but I felt it needed to go in this thread. No moto yet but he's at least on two wheels here... This is at the pump track in Lyons.









After seeing this video and learning what Strider bikes are, I got one for my nephew last fall. He was not quite two years old at the time. Now he is a little over two and having fun with it. He is just starting to pick up his feet and coast!
Here is a pic from his visit last week:

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Old 04-08-2012, 07:45 AM   #75
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After seeing this video and learning what Strider bikes are, I got one for my nephew last fall.
I thought those looked like a great idea, so I picked up a super small pink bike from Goodwill and removed the pedals/chain. My daughter is doing very well on it.
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