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Old 03-16-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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Taught the kids to ride!

Taught all 5 kids this weekend! It went pretty well. They can balance fine, throttle control is the biggest factor. Two of them hit a chain link fence that surrounds the grassy area, but no damage done to property or child. Helmets are on order so we went commando this time, don't give me too hard of a time. It wasn't a planned affair, so they had shorts on too....I'm bad. Anyway everyone had a good time and they picked it up real quick! Here's a few pics.

P.S. Thanks again Chris (Solracer) for the bike, we are putting it to good use.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:54 PM   #2
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Nice, taught my gf's son to ride a bicycle Saturday. Was sooo much fun!

Was planning on starting him on the 50 soon but just got some bad news on that bike so now I'm in the market for a pw50 or 80.

Probably should have waited till you had the gear but nice that everyone had fun. Our 6 year old had to take a break after he got himself pretty good by managing to jam his foot between the front fork and the tire and getting wrapped up like a pretzel lol. Not to bad at all on a bicycle but if same thing had happened on a motorcycle without boots etc..
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I was more worried about collisions, didnt even buy any boots. I never owned a helmet, pair of boots, or any other safety equipment (aside from baseball gear) until I was an adult so I just grew up that way. I rode dirtbikes, go-karts, and anything else with a motor all through my childhood and I have never broke a bone in my life. But I figured I would at least get them helmets!
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I did all that also.. but my parents made me wear gear lol and I still broke a lot of stuff, all my toes, most of my fingers a few ribs etc =] luckily the vast vast majority of the stuff I broke was my gear and my bikes, without the gear I would have never made it.

I also rode way faster than the other kids my age and was mostly trying to keep the slower adults in sight when I rode so ymmv but the point is that things can go really wrong, real fast and you might regret this in hindsight if one of your children has a deep gash in their hide or a cracked noggin.
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Taught all 5 kids this weekend! It went pretty well. They can balance fine, throttle control is the biggest factor. Two of them hit a chain link fence that surrounds the grassy area, but no damage done to property or child. Helmets are on order so we went commando this time, don't give me too hard of a time. It wasn't a planned affair, so they had shorts on too....I'm bad. Anyway everyone had a good time and they picked it up real quick! Here's a few pics.

P.S. Thanks again Chris (Solracer) for the bike, we are putting it to good use.
Awesome! Glad ya'll are enjoying it!
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I was more worried about collisions, didnt even buy any boots. I never owned a helmet, pair of boots, or any other safety equipment (aside from baseball gear) until I was an adult so I just grew up that way. I rode dirtbikes, go-karts, and anything else with a motor all through my childhood and I have never broke a bone in my life. But I figured I would at least get them helmets!
When I was a kid we rode with no gear. When I rode in college there was really no motorcycle gear. I regularly rode I-35 in Austin wearing only a helmet and street clothes/shoes. I never ride like that now.
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Nice, my boys been released ding since he was 2, hear is fearless now but scares the out of me at 5 yo. He flies.
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I was more worried about collisions, didnt even buy any boots. I never owned a helmet, pair of boots, or any other safety equipment (aside from baseball gear) until I was an adult so I just grew up that way. I rode dirtbikes, go-karts, and anything else with a motor all through my childhood and I have never broke a bone in my life. But I figured I would at least get them helmets!
This isn't 1980... Buy them propper gear so they can learn the importance of it now rather than later. Jesus, c'mon DAD!
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This isn't 1980... Buy them propper gear so they can learn the importance of it now rather than later. Jesus, c'mon DAD!
Seriously. Gear wasn't available when I was a kid like it is now. No reason to skip gear that is available just because it wasn't available to you. After all, you never need it until you need it.
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Like I said in the original post. Its on order. Jesus.
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Hey no one went to the hospital and they are YOUR kids, people like to flame around here it's all good, if they are into it you'll get em geared up all the way once you see how fast they advance. I know you said you got them a helmet but I would look into boots too, that's one of the first things to break when they put that foot down. I have decided that a neck brace isn't neccesary yet, but when he starts getting a little more air in the jumps I will invest. Pros and cons for the neck braces.
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