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Old 07-24-08, 09:10 AM   #1
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The next generation... :)

The boy (my step son) and nephew are 18 and 19 and have been best friends since they were both little and both got jobs working for the same grocery store that is about 5 km from home.

I was talking to the boy this morning as he as getting ready for work and asked why he was not riding his bike there...

He said they have already asked the store manager where he (and his cousin) can securely lock up their vintage rides (70's Peugeots) and he asked me to pick him up a new shackle and cable today (he will pay me back).

I also offered to show them the best route for getting there as I used to work in that neighbourhood.

Vintage bike riders and cyclo commuters too.

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Old 07-24-08, 10:22 AM   #2
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A dream come true. You must be so extremely proud. When my little guy is school age I plan on taking him to school on two wheels too (or three if he is in the trail-a-bike).
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Nice behavior modeling, dad. I hope my girls think the same way when they're "of (cycling) age". And I hope to god they model that and my other good behaviors, and not some of the other ones.

I'm off to a good start. At least one of my 3 year olds knows how to true a wheel:

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The boy (my step son) and nephew are 18 and 19 and have been best friends since they were both little and both got jobs working for the same grocery store that is about 5 km from home.

I was talking to the boy this morning as he as getting ready for work and asked why he was not riding his bike there...

He said they have already asked the store manager where he (and his cousin) can securely lock up their vintage rides (70's Peugeots) and he asked me to pick him up a new shackle and cable today (he will pay me back).

I also offered to show them the best route for getting there as I used to work in that neighbourhood.

Vintage bike riders and cyclo commuters too.

Hey, aren't you the guy with the 8 year old "monster?"

Dude, you rock!
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Awesome, awesome, awesome!

I've tried with boyfriend's son over the years, but bicycling is truly not for him. He still (pre-teen) struggles with balancing and has a lot of fears about crashing. Recently, he got a foot scooter, which he is totally comfortable with. It's kind of funny, because I feel totally unsafe on one of those. It must have something to do with base-of-gravity or something.

Anyway, we just went out riding with me on bicycle and him on foot scooter. I started to teach him all the safety stuff about watching and staying on the right, being aware that people in cars really can't see you in certain situations, etc.. He got a good workout, and felt all exhilarated. ...I'm just so happy that he finally has some wheels!
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