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    Hello all. Just started riding and was looking around for feedback on a good all around bike when I was directed to this website. Seems to be very informative, and I really enjoy reading everyones "real world" stories and useful information. I live in Texas, and actually what started me riding was my 4 year old son who LOVES riding his bike, so we ride together as a family. I am sure that I will have plenty of dumb questions that have already been answered, but look forward to everyones opinion & feedback.

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    Good on ya thats how I started/The only race I ever entered I won with my small son on the back of a tandum[I have a picture Ill post some day when I learn how]Iwill say he went to fancy dirt bikes as soon as he could though.Kenneth

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    Find the most helpful bike shop. Then go back there with your son and let him help you choose a bike. Reasonable bikes start at about $300 and you get noticable improvements in quality up tp $700 but beyond that you really have to know what you are looking for. What about a bike for Mom? Then you could do rides together to picnics or ice cream shops. My daughter did a 20 mile bikeathon when she was 4 1/2. Her daughter is only just starting to ride on 2 wheels at 6.

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome!! It's funny what AndrewP suggested... that is exactly what I have been doing. I took my 5 year old with me to the store, and had him help me pick a bike, and he picked the exact one that I liked!!! (Trek 4300 - Matte Black ) We also picked one for Momma too. He really enjoys riding as a family - so how can you say no to that???

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    Welcome to the forums. Tons of Texans on here, so make sure to stop by the Texas regional forum as well as the family cycling forum.

    I was talking to one of the dad's in our cub scout pack the other night and he just did the Richardson Wild Ride recently with his oldest son on a trail a bike and his youngest son in a trailer behind the trail a bike and dear old dad pulling the three of them on his bike.

    BTW, what part of Texas are you in?
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    Oh, and don't worry about asking stupid questions, thats how I started out!
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