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Old 07-09-08, 03:46 PM   #1
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First real family road ride...

This is my first post in this section of the forum. I usually hang out in the C&V section. Up until recently it was just me riding. Now I've gotten all 4 of us road bikes and we can go on trips together. We went this past weekend on a 20 mile cruise that was fairly easy for everyone. Here are a couple of pics...

All of the classics taking a rest.



All of us:



I hope to add more photos as we get out more. It's so cool that they all want to go now.
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Great pix! How do you like biking in Jefferson County (did I read that right?). I used to live in Harpers Ferry. 340 not so welcoming...
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Thanks, These pictures were taken at Devils Backbone Park near Boonsboro, Md. We do alot of riding around the Sharpsburg area. The roads are very bike friendly out there. I do some riding around the Summit Point area and I do some hill training in Harpers Ferry from time to time. West Va. roads are not very well suited for bikes at all. I wish we could change that..
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Very nice photos. I bet it feels so good to have a family outing like that. My wife doesn't bike and as hard as I try, still refuses. We do go out with her on roller blades though. My little guy (20 months) is in a trailer of course. We do about 8 miles, not 20 though. They close down the parkway to cars on Sundays so we have been doing that together.

I do look forward to taking pictures like that of my own family someday!
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Yes, I'm a happy guy right now. I'm going to ride it out as long as I can(sorry about the bad pun.). There are a couple of problems though. Now I have 4 bikes to maintain, and so much for my peaceful Sunday morning 40-50 milers alone, but I would'nt trade having the family along for anything in the world...
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I am guessing you will get really good at maintaining bicycles then. Kinds have a way of breaking things in new and ingenious ways. I am sure you will still have 40-50 mile days in your future. Sometimes you just won't be able to get the family motivated.
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You are correct on both of those comments. It was a good thing that I built both of my bikes before setting their bikes up. It was great practice for whats to come..
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