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 07-01-08, 05:26 PM   #1
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Specialized HotRock

My son turns 7 in the middle of September. He's been riding a Toy's R Us BMX type bike for near on a year now, and been on rides up to 12 miles. He's been pining for a new bike. One with gears and handbrakes.

Well, today he got a very early birthday present. A Specialized HotRock. It's a little bit too big for him, but he can start, stop, and pedal on it just fine.

Anyway, we get home from the shop and he wants to go for a ride (big surprise, huh?). So we ride around the neighborhood so he can get used to handbrakes and shifting. He's doing really well, so we head down to the MUP. He did a great job! We ended up at about 19 miles for the day.

I hope he stays interested in riding. I take him when he wants to go and I don't push at him. I want him to enjoy it.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 11:16 PM   #2
grayloon
Senior Member
 
grayloon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kingwood, Texas
Bikes: 1983 Nishiki Cresta (original owner), 1987 Centurion Lemans RS, 1996 Gary Fisher X-Caliber, His and Hers Trek 800's, Schwinn beach cruiser woman's frame, and grandson's Huffy learner bike.
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good job. Let him set the pace and he'll do fine. Wish I could get my 5 year old grandson...he lives with me and grandmother...to peddle. But, he just won't turn the cranks. His father loves cycling, but doesn't take the time to work with him. I've only just gotten back into cycling and haven't been in a condition to work with him much, though I"m the one who bought the bike.
grayloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-08, 08:49 AM   #3
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Yup, he sets the pace. Yesterday's ride average 8.4. He goes in fits and starts. Short sprints and then slows way down. I'm trying to get him to ride a steady pace. Once he learns that, he'll be able to ride longer distances.
JoelS 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 PM.