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    The hubris of a 15 year-old...

    So my son -- who is turning 15 this coming Saturday and is receiving the Nishiki Altron NFS I recently built as his birthday present -- will be on the Santa Ana River Trail this coming Saturday for his inaugural ride.

    The thing is... the other day he jokingly called his dad -- me -- a pansy when it came to cycling because I have yet to get myself back on the BMX track (he's a current racer and I'm a long-ago ex-racer).

    Joking or not, I figure that if you call your dad a pansy... well, them's fightin' words.

    That boy needs him some schoolin', s'what I think.


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    he'll never forget this lesson, will he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim
    The thing is... the other day he jokingly called his dad -- me -- a pansy when it came to cycling because I have yet to get myself back on the BMX track (he's a current racer and I'm a long-ago ex-racer).

    pwned...

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    UH OH!

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    That sounds EXACTLY like the situation between me and my dad. I told him going in a straight line could never be as fun as going airborn... But now I'm on a road bike and loving every second of it.

    Enjoy! Happy birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim
    ...That boy needs him some schoolin', s'what I think...
    You're just going to have to lead him up a 10% and let him know who's still man of the house....

    ...better train plenty before though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60cycle
    he'll never forget this lesson, will he?
    *evil, wicked grin*

    That said, I do want him to enjoy cycling and I want him to do it more. I just also want him to regret his "pansy" comment. Heh.

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    Start a climb, give him 'the look' then dissapear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey
    Start a climb, give him 'the look' then dissapear.
    ... off the back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    ... off the back!
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    I think he's gaming you. He's goading you to come onto his turf and race him at BMX, because he thinks he has a chance against you, and wants to see how he measures up to you. I suspect that he has a good deal of respect for you, otherwise the challenge wouldn't be necessary.

    Here's how to make things interesting, and seem fair. Challenge him to a two race series. One BMX, and one on the road. Tell him you both have to agree to the distances (pick some ranges), and some ground rules , but you get to pick the BMX course, and he gets to pick the road course. This is where experience and treachery can trump raw talent.

    I really think that if you do this without resorting to undue trash-talking it can be a good experience for both of you. Hopefully you'll be able to teach him a lesson about respect and humility if you give both runs your best, and show good sportsmanship - win, lose or split.

    Good luck. I'm hoping my 14 year old will issue me a similar challenge soon.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I still remember how long it took me to beat my father in chess, and how great I felt when I witnessed the obvious, tremendous pride he felt when I did it.... Miss ya, dad....

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