1. bigtex

    bigtex Rocky Mountain High

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    Well, you guys warned me that letting an ADVKid grow up on 4 wheels instead of 2 would tilt their sensibilities in unexpected ways.

    LittleTex has chosen his first car:

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    61 Studebaker. Still 2 years before he can get a license, so we have a bunch of garage bonding ahead of us.

    Gawd they grow up fast...

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  2. ben10281

    ben10281 n00b

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    Hello all,

    Hoping to revive this thread and get some good info. I recently moved from Massachusetts to Aurora, CO and I am looking to get my son(5 yr old) into riding. I ride a Yamaha WR250x with dual sport tires that I am hoping to use for now as he learns to ride and I am either looking at getting him an OSET(electric trials bike) or the usual 50cc suspects(CRF/XR/PW/etc..). I would like to get the OSET because then he could use it around our neighborhood on a regular basis as well as on any bigger trips we might take.

    Can anyone suggest kid friendly riding areas in the Front Range? Also, if anyone has some suggestions for Mtn bike areas I can take him on his bicycles that would be great too!

    Thanks!
  3. grizCP

    grizCP DROC

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    First off, I'm looking for any suggestions.... my son is totally resistant to wearing boots, which I'm sure is typical. Any tricks on getting little kids to accept safety gear that they find uncomfortable?

    The Bro-man turned 4 a couple of weeks ago and declared that "now, I can ride with my feet up." He's doing pretty well... next step is obviously getting the touche off the seat. We are taking him to a trials event this weekend, so maybe he'll see other kids his age riding and get even more excited.

    I have been working on a trials section and he wanted his own obstacles. So, we set up three piles of rock for him to go around.

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  4. crob1

    crob1 Adventurer

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    It's been a while since we've been out there. I know the track has been through some changes lately, but I'd check out Watkins or Jewell MX or whatever it's called now, for a good place for your son to get some bike time in a controlled area.

    http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/colorado_02713/ride_51ba.htm
  5. 29andSingle

    29andSingle Been here awhile

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    Track up near Erie has a great kids track.$15 a day but worth it if you want the kid to get in tons of riding without worrying about other riders.
  6. ben10281

    ben10281 n00b

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    Jewell is only 15 mins from my house, and they have a peewee track, sweet!! I took the little guy up to IMI Motorsports complex this past Saturday and it was great, motocross, streetbikes, and go carts in one day, he was in heaven!

    Thanks for the advice!
  7. MaParkerColo

    MaParkerColo Been here awhile

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    Borrowed a couple of Honda's for the kids and took them out to Jewel last weekend. They had a blast, but I never even got mine off the trailer. If I could just get their mom on a 70 with an autoclutch I think we'd have it down


    Action shot of the 6 year on the the little 50.
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    And the 11 year old learning about maintenance after riding :D

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  8. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    Getting bigger

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  9. ridenm

    ridenm Long timer

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    This is older daughter (now 15) back in 2007 after riding in the Youth Nationals at Sipapu. She was one of the first kids to compete on an OSET. I had to fab a crossbar pad out of socks and duct tape, and they let her slide on a disc guard.

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    Seven years later, on a Sherco 80 with 19/17 wheels at NMTA Lake Fork event 2014:

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    Not to be outdone by her big sister, Katy on her first ride at age 4:

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    ... and at Lake Fork with no more training wheels:

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    Twin brother Kace had a nasty tankslapper in a section before this one, scared himself despite his brilliant save, and scampered back to camp. No pics.
  10. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Those are great pics, especially the last one.:clap
  11. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Spring is here! Thought I would bring this thread back up. I have been having a lot of fun in the dirt with my boys lately. My 7yr old, Dylan, has really taken a liking to dirtbikes in the last few weeks. We have made several trips to Peach Valley already.

    Here he is learning that to air is human.
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    Starting to play on a 110 a bit. "Wow, this is a lot faster than the 50!"
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    And learning that the key to hillclimbing is shifting at the right point, especially if riding a 50.
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    My 10yr old Colter is still more confident on the ATV.
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    His happy place is skiing good, challenging terrain.
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    Their friend Jackson, 9, goes on a lot of adventures with us. He is one crazy, talented kid!
    Hillclimbing on the 110.
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    Learning a Superman. This was planned, and he tried several times at it!
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    This should be a fun summer!
  12. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Henry (6) got an ATV for Xmas and has been riding it quite a bit. His sister, Sammi (4), isn't ready to take the helm but she loves riding along, either on 4 wheels with Henry or on 2 with dad. Henry's been doing really well and is a very conscientious and safety-minded rider. He's been asking for a dirt bike and I've found an XR 70 that I'm going to look at tomorrow. We went out to IMI this past weekend and had a blast!

    Here's a video of the shenanigans. :freaky

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  13. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    ^^^Hell yeah! Love the moto helmet and pink skirt on the daughter. That is a great outfit!
  14. THE_CHAD

    THE_CHAD Adventurer

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    then they were 6 and 8
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    now they are 15 and 17
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  15. Greco

    Greco Braap!

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    They do grow up fast. 2nd 250B at the RMEC Enduro in Fountain. Took him to Grand Junction this past weekend for another RMEC event. Waiting on the results. Hoping for his 2nd podium in a row. I just try to keep him in sight.
  16. ColoWyo

    ColoWyo I crash a lot.

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    Here's my son at 5. Had to move him up to a proper colored bike (orange) this year now that he's six.

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  17. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Found Henry a used 16" OSET from an inmate here - Thanks Wes! With all the rain, he's been able to ride it 2 days so far. The first day he practiced standing up and circling the pasture:

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    Today, we set up a few things for him to ride over and he did great!

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  18. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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  19. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    That's cool! Does your daughter have any interest in riding?
  20. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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