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


Go Back   > >

Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-01-03, 06:48 AM   #1
RiPHRaPH
Don't Believe the Hype
Thread Starter
 
RiPHRaPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: chicagoland area
Bikes: 1999 Steelman SR525, 2002 Lightspeed Ultimate, 1988 Trek 830, 2008 Scott Addict
Posts: 2,585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my kids muscling into my cycling budget

we bought my 8 year old a redline bmx style bike for his birthday (jan 28th) -and we have gone on some cold cold rides since...well, now he wants to go to the bike store and get 'stuff' - now i have to fit his needs into my already strained cycling stuff budget.

this is going to cramp my style. and i wouldn't have it any other way.
RiPHRaPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-03, 06:59 AM   #2
Cipher
Senior Member
 
Cipher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, U.S.A.
Bikes: LeMond Victoire
Posts: 561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey RiPHRaPH, Welcome too the Club!

Cipher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-03, 07:21 AM   #3
ParamountScapin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 895
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's great! Can't think of a better use for ones biking funds than to help another person get started in our sport. Especially one of our own.

Am looking forwardc to my daughter getting back on her bike after the birth of our grandaughter. The next step is to get our grandaughter on a bike. What do you think? One year to get her into a trailer/child bike seat? Five years to get her on her own bicycle?
ParamountScapin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-03, 08:20 AM   #4
1oldRoadie
Oh God, He's back!
 
1oldRoadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charleston, SC
Bikes: Paramount
Posts: 1,021
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so, the addiction is inherited?
__________________
I can't ride and Frown!
1oldRoadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-03, 08:54 AM   #5
cyclochica
Don't Taunt Happyfunball
 
cyclochica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: 2005 Kona Jake the Snake, Fuji Club SE
Posts: 589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reading this thread I realized that 1oldRoadie is probably right. My Mom bought me my first bike without me having to ask. I have been fascinated with the freedom of cycling ever since. I just don't think she realized the monster she was creating with that first purchase.
__________________
There can be only one.
cyclochica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-03, 10:08 AM   #6
Guest
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I feel ya- my best riding companion last summer was my 4 year old nephew. We'd go out and ride every time I was in town. He had a nice new bike and we would hit the streets (him on the sidewalk), and I'd clock him on my bike computer, and we'd do these bike races. We also had a small hill, and I taught him how to come out of the saddle and climb up the hill... he was goooooood!!!

Koffee
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 12:09 PM   #7
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,128
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by RiPHRaPH
we bought my 8 year old a redline bmx style bike for his birthday...well, now he wants to go to the bike store and get 'stuff'

now i have to fit his needs into my already strained cycling stuff budget.
Don't they have after school jobs for eight year olds? <j/k>

I feel your pain.
My kids are all grown now so the "cycling budget" is all mine.
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 07:34 PM   #8
Inoch
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE]Originally posted by RonH
[B]Don't they have after school jobs for eight year olds? <j/k>
[QUOTE]

Inoch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 11:39 PM   #9
slotibartfast
Duct tape won't fix that
 
slotibartfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Covington, Washington
Bikes: 2003 Bianchi Veloce, 2002 Gary Fisher Utopia
Posts: 440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If your son is only 8, he's only just begun to dip into your bike budget, if he's anything like my three sons. They seem to know exactly how much I have in my wallet that I'm trying to save up to fuel my bike addiction...I think they inherited that ability from my wife! Just remember not to let them dip into the beer budget!
slotibartfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-03, 11:43 PM   #10
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
*makes a note of this issue when planing for a family*
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-03, 11:21 AM   #11
MoonBear
Member
 
MoonBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Richardson, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My oldest son now rides a bike I can ride too. So he got a mountain bike. My youngest son rides his older brother's Schwinn BMX bike that I spruced up for him. My daughter the youngest is now at the age of two eyeing her brother's old Specialized training bike. She rides in the Burly still.

This doesn't include Mom's bike and my two.

I need a seperate garage for the bicycles and stuff.
MoonBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-03, 05:43 PM   #12
bikeCOLORADO
Got Jesus?
 
bikeCOLORADO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, USA!
Bikes:
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rewind to Summer 2002.

Bought FOUR new Mountain Bikes (and all the support gear) for the former "anchors":

One Hot Biker Chick (and soon to be wife)

One fourteen year old daughter that now uses her allowance to buy bike gear and wants to race this season.

One eleven year old daughter - happy and content to hang with old Dad on the trail.

One nine year old son who only seems to want to "ride the technical stuff"!

Color me a very happy old Mountain Biking family man!

More Pics Here



__________________
CS BOMB
<><
bikeCOLORADO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-03, 09:58 AM   #13
bikeCOLORADO
Got Jesus?
 
bikeCOLORADO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, USA!
Bikes:
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any other family pics out there?
__________________
CS BOMB
<><
bikeCOLORADO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-03, 08:57 PM   #14
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
One Hot Biker Chick
Where can I find one?
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-03, 10:59 PM   #15
bikeCOLORADO
Got Jesus?
 
bikeCOLORADO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, USA!
Bikes:
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Truly one of the great mysteries of life...I'm just friggin lucky...
__________________
CS BOMB
<><
bikeCOLORADO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-03, 01:11 AM   #16
ngateguy
Center of the Universe
 
ngateguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700
Posts: 4,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by MKRG
Where can I find one?
if you find one ask her if she has a sister
__________________
Matthew 6
ngateguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-03, 08:29 PM   #17
bikeCOLORADO
Got Jesus?
 
bikeCOLORADO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, USA!
Bikes:
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry fellas...my biker chick's an only child...
__________________
CS BOMB
<><
bikeCOLORADO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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 12:26 AM.