Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-12-07, 01:06 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Voodoo Hoodoo AL, IF Crown Jewel
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Portland, OR Biker Dad

I've been bike commuting year-round since 2000. Since 2005, I've been sharing my commute with my son (now 5) and dropping him at his mixed-age kindergarten.

The first year he rode in a sidecar (chariott sidecarrier) but soon grew a bit too tall. He now rides an adams 7-speed trail-a-bike.

We have a blast riding every day, even when the weather isn't so nice. He much prefers going by bike to school every day. On weekends, he always wants to go by bike when we are planning outings. This summer we are getting Mom involved by doing at least one of our weekend expeditions (concerts, parties, errands) by bike. By combining bike trailer, panniers, and backpacks we can haul pretty much everything. We are getting much more efficient at locking our rigs up also.

Last weekend we enjoyed an early Sat cuban breakfast after a dry 8-mile ride. Our trip home was rainy and windy, but we all had a great time.

Glad to join this active set of bike forums!
mondofresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 03:09 PM   #2
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome! We have a family and recreational forum, if you haven't found it already!
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 06:01 PM   #3
Sore saddle cyclist
Shifty's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Road, touring and mountain
Posts: 3,852
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
You and your son have it dialed in for your commute, good for you!! Lot's of Oregon folks here, be sure and check in with us on the Pacific Northwest forum. Welcome to the whole family!!
Shifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 08:16 PM   #4
East Hill
Lanky Lass
East Hill's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,455
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Hello mondofresh, that's great that you've got the whole family in on the cycling. Your son will remember these days fondly years from now .

Yes, don't forget to stop by the Pacific Northwest regional forum--there's a lot of activity there in the PDX area.

Welcome to BF!

East Hill
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 11:16 PM   #5
donnamb's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
Posts: 5,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi mondofresh,

Happy Pedalpalooza! Have you done any fun bikey activities this past week?
"Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."
donnamb is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:37 PM.