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Old 10-14-2008, 07:17 AM   #796
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How bout Grandaughters?
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:19 AM   #797
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They take after Dad, aka Pawpaw!
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:47 AM   #798
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All these pics are simply fantastic, they show normal people in normal life.

I'm a proud dad too, divorced, Nicole, my daughter is now 7 and i really hope one day she will drive with me.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:26 AM   #799
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I learned how to ride a bicycle right after I turned 4 years old. My daughter just turned 6 a couple weeks ago and really had no ambition towards wanting to learn. That's fine. I don't want to push her into something she isn't comfortable with.

However, we bought her a Razor scooter for her birthday and she has absolutely fallen in love with it. As soon as I get home from work she is asking if I can take her outside to ride her scooter and so on. Well, she's riding it with both feet up and I know proper two wheeled balance when I see it. She's got it.

Saturday morning my wife takes off to go shopping with her mom. Both of our kids are still eating breakfast, so I sneak up in the attic and get her two wheeler. When they finished eating, of course the first thing out of Maddie's mouth was her asking permission to go outside and ride her scooter. She opens the garage door, stops dead in her tracks staring at the bicycle and goes "what is that thing doing down here?" She calmed down a little bit after I explained that balancing a bicycle is directly related to balancing her new two wheeled scooter. "Oh" she said.

"You won't let go of me, though, will you daddy?"

"of course not, sweetie"

I get her helmet on, and sit her up on the bike. We start going down the street and after about two driveways go by, I let go of the seat, but she has no idea I have. About two more driveways go by and she says "okay daddy, you can let go now, but just for a second". "okay" Two more driveways go by and she says "Daddy, I told you that you can let go now, but just for a second". This time I told her that I haven't been holding on the whole time and she just gets as giddy as a 6 year old girl can. She makes it all the way around the culdasac and back home.

I was just beaming ear to ear and as happy as a clam. After her mom got home, of course she had to show her. I made two more trips down the street and back with her, then let her go on her own . . .





Now I just need to find a cheap 50 and she'll be rip-roarin' in no time
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:27 PM   #800
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Interesting

One of my 5 yr olds has been asking for one of those scooters for a couple of months now. (I'm no push over!) None of them want to drop training wheels on their bikes yet but two of them are heavy enough that they bend the training wheel supports when they lean on them. Which of course frustrates them enough that they don't want to ride.

I'll have to get them scooters and see if that will build their confidence. Not much concrete at home though so maybe I can find an off-road version.

Thanks for posting Krabill!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #801
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Daughters

Here's what you get when you teach'um to ride a Two Wheeler Gotta Love those smiles. Daughter and G/F last month!
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:45 PM   #802
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One of my 5 yr olds has been asking for one of those scooters for a couple of months now. (I'm no push over!) None of them want to drop training wheels on their bikes yet but two of them are heavy enough that they bend the training wheel supports when they lean on them. Which of course frustrates them enough that they don't want to ride.

I'll have to get them scooters and see if that will build their confidence. Not much concrete at home though so maybe I can find an off-road version.

Thanks for posting Krabill!!
I think the scooter really helped. She had a small three wheeled scooter, but that doesn't help build balance at all. Once she got the two wheeled Razor model, it balances the same way as a bike and it wasn't long after she started riding with both feet up that I just knew she could ride a bike. I was right

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:08 PM   #803
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All these pics are simply fantastic, they show normal people in normal life.

I'm a proud dad too, divorced, Nicole, my daughter is now 7 and i really hope one day she will drive with me.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:18 PM   #804
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These are all great pics!! Being around DSS/Family Court/abused kids a lot makes seeing all these pics of Dads and their little girls spending time together (and obviously loving every minute of it!) all that much mo' bettah!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:56 PM   #805
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Great pics!

But never use training wheels on any two wheeled vehicle, there´s nothing that keeps you from developing a sense of balance more. My parents used them on my older brother´s bicycle, and when they came off they thought he would never learn how to ride a bicycle, he had such problems.

with me, they just took the pedals off the first few days and let me use the bicycle as a pushbike, then put the pedals back on. I could ride and pedal a proper bicycle without training wheels before I was three years old.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:21 AM   #806
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"You won't let go of me, though, will you daddy?"

"of course not, sweetie"

I get her helmet on, and sit her up on the bike. We start going down the street and after about two driveways go by, I let go of the seat, but she has no idea I have. About two more driveways go by and she says "okay daddy, you can let go now, but just for a second". "okay" Two more driveways go by and she says "Daddy, I told you that you can let go now, but just for a second". This time I told her that I haven't been holding on the whole time and she just gets as giddy as a 6 year old girl can. She makes it all the way around the culdasac and back home.

I was just beaming ear to ear and as happy as a clam. After her mom got home, of course she had to show her. I made two more trips down the street and back with her, then let her go on her own . . .

Now I just need to find a cheap 50 and she'll be rip-roarin' in no time
That story brings back some memories. My youngest is 13 now. She told me to be sure not to throw out my copy of a motorcycle mag that has a comparison of the 250 D/S bikes in it because she wants to read it.

My daughter did the best with a PW50 I picked up for her. The 2 stroke is much lighter than any of the four strokes and starts easier than any kick start four stroke.

I can't count the number of times this thread has warmed my heart.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:00 AM   #807
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this one, and of all bikes my hated F650, but maybe the best pic in the thread.

she said with red ears and a blushe ... "oh, thanks"

nearly 13 1/2, 3rd year as pillion and she can't wait till she gets 15 1/2, then she can start making her driving license for 125 ccm machines.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:50 AM   #808
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That story brings back some memories. My youngest is 13 now. She told me to be sure not to throw out my copy of a motorcycle mag that has a comparison of the 250 D/S bikes in it because she wants to read it.

My daughter did the best with a PW50 I picked up for her. The 2 stroke is much lighter than any of the four strokes and starts easier than any kick start four stroke.

I can't count the number of times this thread has warmed my heart.
A friend of mine has a PW50 that his little girls have just grown out of
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:35 AM   #809
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IS IT READY YET SWEETIE?.....I WANA GO RIDING!

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Old 10-15-2008, 09:17 AM   #810
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Father /Daughter

I love this Thread!
Last weekend Father Daughter 2 up camping in Joshua Tree N.P.
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