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    racing grom

    My son will do his first race in about 2 weeks(12 and under).He has a good base from riding the last 3 yrs. Is there any tips for kids training anyone could give?
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    Uhmm, he's under 12...helping him HAVE FUN is by far the best training you can give. The rest will come with time. If he has fun and rides regulary that's about enough.

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    Oh yeah, he rides about 4 times a week most rides are in the 10 to 12 mile range and some as long as 18 to 22 miles.Most of his riding is done in Dupont and Pisgah ao his bike handling skills are very good.He loves to ride so fun is no problem.
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    Riding behind him and cracking a whip will do wonders for his speed.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Oh yeah, he rides about 4 times a week most rides are in the 10 to 12 mile range and some as long as 18 to 22 miles.Most of his riding is done in Dupont and Pisgah ao his bike handling skills are very good.He loves to ride so fun is no problem.
    Cool, I always just get nervous when I hear parents asking about things like this, because I've seen soooo many kids end up hating sports that they at one time loved mainly because they were pushed too hard. I think a subtle, no pressure way might be to go with him, maybe string the ride out a few more miles each time without any pretext of going longer, that way he's getting better, still having fun, with absolutely no increase in pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfncycling
    Cool, I always just get nervous when I hear parents asking about things like this, because I've seen soooo many kids end up hating sports that they at one time loved mainly because they were pushed too hard. I think a subtle, no pressure way might be to go with him, maybe string the ride out a few more miles each time without any pretext of going longer, that way he's getting better, still having fun, with absolutely no increase in pressure.
    As long as we can stop and do a little freerideing (drops and the like) he's fine. He just likes the fact that he can smoke a lot of us "OLD GUYS". He loves doing miles as long as there on challenging trails.
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    Thanks for the tips. Give you an update,he won !!!!!!! WooooHoooooo.
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