Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Photos
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-17-2007, 03:47 PM   #31
GS Bones
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Upstate NY
Oddometer: 1,129
Great thread, great pics and great story. You just created memories for her that will last forever.

Here is my "Littlest Bones" and her first real motorcycle ride. Looking forward to when she is big enough to go on rides with me on my bike.

Re the bitterness issue, my two cents is this:

Bury it. Don't share the bitterness with her. It will serve no purpose other than to make her resent YOU. I know this because I have two wonderful parents (four if you include who they each married later). One of them never discussed the bitterness with me and the other one did. Guess which one I have more respect for?


"Context is everything."
GS Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 07:33 PM   #32
Old Enough To Know Better
mark1305's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Oddometer: 6,091
All right, since everyone is throwing down, here's the one that keeps me going since we lost her mother in 2002...

This pic is probably 1 1/2 to 2 years old, and I'm facing the same age challenges as dlrides. But it is worth every bit of the turmoil and challenge involved. But luckily, I've already moved into that coveted bracket where the older she becomes, the smarter I become.

We've had some great rides locally where she has seen the beauty of native Florida - and more to come.

And she has been to many track day events where I work as an instructor and she has seen other instructors (like the one that doubles up with me to trailer to the events) eat it big time, so she knows a crash isn't the end of the world (it just means you have a hell of a time cutting your steak with f*cked up hands later that evening).

And she has her own XR 80, and can ride my YSR 50 when she wants.

Life is good when you are raising a daughter around bikes.

Don, one of these days we will have to get together on a ride for the kids so they can share amongst themselves the camaraderie that we do. I'm starting to think critically about how to do something like that.
Mark J
Merritt Island, FL

When a person asks you for advice, they don't want advice. They want corroboration.
mark1305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 07:48 PM   #33
Beastly Adventurer
Krabill's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Tulsa, OK
Oddometer: 4,895
I've got to jump in here too.

She's still a little too small for her own, but that day is coming for sure . . .

Wearing dad's helmet

If only she could reach the pegs

Loud Sucks! <- for all your electronic cigarette needs
Krabill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 07:53 PM   #34
Vinnie the Snake
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, Ok
Oddometer: 1,094
I love taking my daughter

Been toting her around on bike since she was 2, we love to ride together and after a break from bikes she now wants one so she can ride along with the old man.

I love it when she goes with me. We get to Talk!!
Vinnie the Snake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 08:21 PM   #35
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 49
What a cool thread...

My 3 1/2 year old is going on 15 and demanding her own bike. For now, she just rides with me on short trips around the fire roads behind our house. She keeps looking to see if she can reach the pegs yet!!
Attached Images
SkiFlyRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 08:37 PM   #36
Beastly Adventurer
OnOff's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Salt Lake City - UTAH!
Oddometer: 1,658
Don't blink!

Almost 16 yrs have passed in the blink of an eye...
Daughters are GREAT and it's a love that transcends written word.

OnOff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #37
ugly and stupid
dakarboy's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: kinda orangish
Oddometer: 1,408
Originally Posted by OnOff
Almost 16 yrs have passed in the blink of an eye...
Daughters are GREAT and it's a love that transcends written word.

in the first shot it looks like she is thinking, i know its a V65 but it cant possibly reach 165....." you both look very happy. now go buy your daughter some mx boots!
2003 F650Dakar
1980 SP1000

dakarboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 09:36 PM   #38
Gnarly Adventurer
GCRad1's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: costa mesa, ca., usa, earth, sector-28
Oddometer: 481
2 Daughters

Saturday April 14th, 2007
Roxy goes on her first offroad 2Up ride with me up and over Saddleback - local mountains:

Roxy riding with my pops:

Lexi riding with my mom:

She's wearing my jean jacket from when I was a kid. Has a cool Daytona 200 patch and Goodyear Eagle MX tire patch and some of my fathers airborn patches and grandpa's army-airforce patch.

My parents road from Bama to Sturgis, Yellowstone and down to Cali and back to Bama! two weeks later, back on the bikes and down to Key West. It was the coolest thing to be riding with my parents and my kids riding on their grandparents bikes!!! That was one of "those" days!!!!
1997 HONDA XR400 Dirt Dawg
1998 ATK 605 The ADV-Rotaxerie
2005 KTM950ADV - SOLD & Missed
GCRad1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 09:40 PM   #39
Beastly Adventurer
Nocturnal's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Bland,VA
Oddometer: 1,674
Originally Posted by OnOff
Are there lowering links on this or is she that tall? I'm 6 foot and can barely touch the ground with both feet when I have new tires on mine and it looks like I have about 100 pounds on her.
Overheard at a local campground:
"I'll talk to you any damn way I want unless you've got a gun or a badge!"

Originally Posted by Chas.K.Findlay through crooked roads
well old motor we are leaving here on a long jump again
Nocturnal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 11:28 PM   #40
Walub's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Oddometer: 87
I have taken my Baby Girl (almost 2)in front of my down the alley but I can't wait for her to get a little older so I can share rides with her. Brrroomm Brooom is the sound daddies motorbike makes and she has been saying that since she first started talking. I fall more and more in love with her everyday.

Link to a video of her sitting on it while running. She loves bikes already. Our neighbor rides a harley which you can hear from a mile away. She always runs to the window to see it. I will have to make sure her taste leans toward adventure bikes though.
Walub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 12:11 AM   #41
herder of cats
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: sunny canberra
Oddometer: 291
dakarboy, love the pics just for the fact that they are all on the same bike and provide a great timeline of growing up
aussieJase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 02:33 AM   #42
Radar Rider
Studly Adventurer
Radar Rider's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Lone Star State
Oddometer: 551
Cool ride report.

I envy you guys and hope that's something I can experience someday.
Radar Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 03:15 AM   #43
Studly Adventurer
Alchemist's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Sydney Australia
Oddometer: 528
Two daughters, 6 and 10. 6yo loves bikes and just sitting on them...not legal to pillion here yet.

10 yo totally uninterested in bikes until.....I bring home a 1974 TL125 pretty little silver and blue thing. 10 yo says..."hey I could even ride that"

Dad, busting with anticipation says...."absolutely lets go". Front yard sit and start is jacket and helmet to come

REALLY looking forward to the next few years
Alchemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 03:42 AM   #44
Fla Mountains...yep!
Zrexrob's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Clermontvegasville, Fl
Oddometer: 1,732
That's great Don!!! Looks like your daughter enjoyed the ride!!! Mine is gonna be 15 next week and has no interest in bikes...oh well.
Dual-Sport Kripz member since 1984.

Seven deadly sins Seven ways to win Seven holy paths to hell And your trip begins...
Zrexrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 06:32 AM   #45
Joined: Apr 2007
Oddometer: 97
Only a father with daughters can understand! You will remember that ride the rest of your days. That there was a lucky moment.
Skidder51 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015