Teach Your Children Well

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by SheRidesABeemer, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. SheRidesABeemer

    SheRidesABeemer Go Big or Go Home.

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    I wish I could, I wish I had, I should have, I would have...you hear it all when you are traveling. I wanted to tell them all to stop wishing and start planning!

    I took 5 weeks off and traveled the country with my 12 year old daughter this summer. Prior to our departure, she's never been on the bike for more than half a day. 9,000 miles and 25 states later she's a seasoned veteran! More pics here.

    Here is a little of our story...

    Scattered showers, high of 58. We had our rain gear on 4 times in 35 days. Can't complain.

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    Letting it all dry out...after a morning of showers accross 17W in Canada, a hot dry parking lot in Sault Ste Marie is not such a bad thing.
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    A 500 mile a day can be tiring...
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    Fort Peck Dam Area, MT
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    This is the way to learn geography. Montana 24
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    Hungry Horse, MT, just West of Glacier. Wonder what she's thinking?
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    Glacier National Park
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    Crater Lake, OR
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    And how about a curvy road for good measure?
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  2. Rogue 1

    Rogue 1 Walking Nike Ad

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    AWESOME!!!
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  3. Wout67

    Wout67 Long timer

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    wow..

    Congratulations.

    I just asked my twelve year old daughter if she'd like to do 9000 miles on a bike. She gave me a ... :huh
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  4. CaveDave

    CaveDave Long timer

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    Wow! Good on ya for traveling with your daughter!! The stories she's gonna have when she heads back to school are going to be amazing! This will be a trip you guys will look back on fondly for the rest of your lives. Very nice. :clap
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  5. dakarboy

    dakarboy ugly and stupid

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  6. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Awesome. :bow :clap

    Tell us more. :lurk
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  7. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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  8. Coloradocajun72

    Coloradocajun72 Adv-curious

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    I'm Jealous:clap
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  9. mycirus

    mycirus Been here awhile

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    That is so cool. You have to be the best parent ever...

    Bruce
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  10. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    Wow what an amazing trip. She will look back on this and remember it for the rest of her life. what a great pair of ADV's you are. :clap :clap :clap
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  11. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Mother & Daughter Trip -> AWESOME!!!!
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  12. Doloe2

    Doloe2 Been here awhile

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    Fantastic!
    Looks like you both had a blast.
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  13. Eddieb

    Eddieb Long timer

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    Very cool, it looks like you took her to some cool places.

    Whats the hair wrap you daughter is wearing called? My partner has similiar length hair and it gets knotty as anything when riding. Something like that looks like a good idea.

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  14. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Awesome!
    I started doing some mini trips with my 8yo son on my GS this year. We've done 3 overnight camp trips and he loves it.
    Can't wait to do more.
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  15. Red Zebra

    Red Zebra Signal 3

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    :clap She will one day bless you for taking the time with her and riding like that!
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  16. Mike955i

    Mike955i Future Escapee

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    Excellent post, I hope there is more to your story. Good onya for getting out there and creating a great memory for your daughter!
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  17. milehigh550

    milehigh550 Ego Crusher

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    Just awesome!

    We take our almost-5yr old boy up the mountain almost every weekend and all around the west, albeit in cages.... so far.

    This is the plan though - Both the wife and I are looking into some more tour-oriented (with a dash of dirt) machines so we can ADV ride with Ian in about 3 years or so.

    Again, just awesome! These kind of posts make me smile :D


    -Chad
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  18. Stinky

    Stinky Team Hematoma

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    Good on 'ya! You will have no idea how important this trip will have been for about another 6-10 years. Trust me on this.

    And the mother of the year award goes to..... SheRidesaBeemer!:clap
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  19. GS Bones

    GS Bones Long timer

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    Simply beyond fantastic. Would love to hear more of the story behind the story.

    Just got a start with this type of thing (Dreams DO come true.... thread) and it is really something, isn't it?


    Thanks.

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  20. SheRidesABeemer

    SheRidesABeemer Go Big or Go Home.

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    The hair glove my daughter is wearing was hands down the best $8 I spent on the trip. I chose the neoprene model and was very happy with it. She also used it at the hotel pools. It's a simple design that hooks onto your hair tie, wraps around the pony tail and snaps up. On a couple of short outtings where she decided not to wear it, she paid the price of trying to comb out the knots for an hour. Buy a couple so you don't have to worry (like we did) about loosing one. Hairglove.com



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