Proud Parents--> Teaching your kids to ride, tips, pics, vids and items to sell that they out grew

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by kalonji, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    IMG_1693.JPG We need some space for the up and coming generation of riders. This thread is for the parents looking to get their kids riding. Use it to brag, show off their talents, give/seek advice, sell/buy/donate kids items. Let's see where it goes... let's keep it focused on the kids though.



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  2. Flyin'Nut

    Flyin'Nut Been here awhile

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    Go, Nico!
    Great post from a proud Papa!
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  3. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Awesome. I don't have kids, so I borrow my friends' kids. We just got back from a weekend of MotoAmerica racing.

    My buddy's 16 year old son has been quickly rising through the ranks. He started on a dirt bike like the one above. Eventually, he moved to a 70, 110, and 125 before switching to asphalt.

    In one year, he has progressed through 250 and 300 classes, taking a podium in nearly every race. He just finished a 3 race series on a fully sponsored KTM 390 Cup bike, which has been a much more difficult challenge for him. The next step would be to purchase his own KTM and enter the class permenantly, or progress from 300 to 600 class. Either way will be expensive.

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  4. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    Maybe if I was any good at baseball I'd feel differently.
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  5. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    How else you gonna learn to trench a lawn properly? :lol3

    I learned to ride in city parks (dodging angry pedestrians trying to hit me with things), riding construction sites (getting chased by cops), and orchards (getting shot at with rock salt). The baseball field looks pretty nice.
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  6. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Nico needs more gear, preferably before he gets hurt.
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  7. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    Start by teaching your kid respect for the land where they are riding. Riding in a baseball field shows a total lack of respect for those who use it to play baseball. I don't play golf, should I be able to ride on golf courses? I agree with Earth Rider, riding there was a total dick move.
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  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Sweet! Minus the tearing up the baseball thing thing...

    I have one of those razors that I got off of CL for $40 and its paid for itself many times in fun for my 3 year old. He isnt big enough to ride it by himself yet but man he is close!

    I just bought a sweet little one owner XR70R for the boy as he is getting older. We changed the plug together on saturday

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    We went out for our first ride two weeks ago and he was super excited. He just wants more speed, more speed.....freakin kid. Ive got to get him a proper helmet soon....

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  9. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    Will report back in a couple years.
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  10. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    @Earth Rider @Strong Bad Seeing how our afternoon rains completely erase all of his tracks I really see this as a non issue. It is not comparable for any of us riding our bike in a place like a golf course or ball field. He is 3 on the smallest electric bike available. Also, this is not what this thread is about. I appreciate your perspective. Let's keep it about the kids and watch the language as some parents may want to use this thread to show where they've bragged on them.
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  11. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    He's wearing helmet, chest protector, elbow pads, gloves and boots. Knee pads have been hard to find in his size. I don't think he needs a neck brace quite yet.

    Very cool. I like that he's helping with the maintenance.
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  12. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    I'd kind of put the whole getting hurt thing in the learning process department. Not advocating injury, but sometimes you need to fall a few times to figure out that gravity is a bitch.
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  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    oh hell ya - his hands will get dirty workin on this bike or he wont be riding it.

    over all he is a really good helper

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    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    Its like me riding my old XL250. :lol2
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  15. Flyjpa

    Flyjpa Positive rate...GEAR UP!

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    I think that bike might be a bit big for ya! :D

    I started my son on a Rasor MX-630 as he was already up to speed on two wheels with his mt. bike.

    Graduated to a KLX-140L and last year started riding my (now his) KLX-300R at 14.

    For giggles, I let him ride my R1150GS the other day. He's 5'8" and can touch toes with both feet. Took to the GS very quickly! Damn, I think I may have created a monster!:wings
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Thats the point, right?

    :lol3

    yeah he wont be ready for the xr for quite a while but man, those things are hard to come by for under a grand. When I saw that one pop up, I jumped on it
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    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Those aren't boots. But he's your boy, so I'll leave it at that.

    It is nice to see when parents are starting their kids off young. That's where our champions come from.
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  18. Flyjpa

    Flyjpa Positive rate...GEAR UP!

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    Gotta strike when the iron's hot!

    I recently lucked out on a barely used CRF100F for a grand that my daughter and wife will learn to ride!

    Sold the 140L to a friend...should've kept that bike as it was an awesome learning bike.
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  19. caycek5

    caycek5 Bionic Man, got Ti

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    Raise your hand if you don't have any scars from dumb stuff done as a kid. Looking around the class I don't see any hands raised.
    Yeah proper gear is ideal, but do your kids wear seat belts while they are riding in their power wheel jeep? Do they obey all traffic laws and regulations? Really a kid on a two wheel power wheel vehicle in a secure area apparently walking it around half the time seems fine. Sure when he gets older or progresses to a more powerful bike and can understand that there are appropriate venues and places that you don't ride to prevent us from losing property access by all means explain to him why you rode there to begin with and can not now. Some of us live in urban areas and there are very limited areas that would be available to learn to ride safely.

    MX boots? What are those? All the best riders wear these.
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    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    Touché. When we reach the next level he'll get some real boots. We're not reaching too high of speed and definitely no jumps.

    At what age should I introduce a pedal bike? Baaaahahaha. He went straight from a balance bike to this.
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