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My little 8 year old girl to conquer 90km/55miles ride saturday...we will see!

Old 08-11-12, 05:37 PM
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Great outing, great daughter, a memory of a lifetime!

Excellent!
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Awesome!
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Awesome!
Indeed!
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Great thread, and the greatest girl!
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Bravo and applause.

I do not think my son would be able to set a steady enough pace.
I have kept my son's 24" wheeled road bike at work this week, a number of people have asked about it.
They all want to know how much they are and if it s hard to balance on narrow tires.!?
I demur on the price, to replicate one can get pricey if you do not have shop skills.
His just has clinchers, I am thinking of tubulars, but by the time he will really appreciate them in my case he will be ready for a 650b or c wheeled bike. I have his first 700c bike set aside, it will be a 49cm Colnago.
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Awesome - Way to go Nelli!!
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When I saw the title, I was hoping it was this girl. I saw your post of her with her bicycle in another thread.

Congrats and good luck to you both! I hope my little girl (one and-a-half years old) enjoys it as much as her daddy does.
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You know, the more I read this thread, the bigger my smile.

This is so great on so many levels!

You should be so proud!
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Old 08-11-12, 07:13 PM
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Wow! That is just awesome!
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That is really great, man! You must be proud. Congratulations to you both!
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Fantastic, this made my night! You and Nelli are both heros!
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I know you are a proud father, congratulations to both of you. This will be a ride she and you will never forget!
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Nobody tell my girlfriend, but this thread kinda makes me wish I had kids.
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WOW! Way to go Nelli!
You too, Dad!
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Thanks for sharing your truly special day. Kudos to you both (especially Nelli)!
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What a wonderful ending to a great thread. Congrats to your daughter and to you, the proud father. Quite the accomplishment for an 8 y.o.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Bravo and applause.

I do not think my son would be able to set a steady enough pace.
I have kept my son's 24" wheeled road bike at work this week, a number of people have asked about it.
They all want to know how much they are and if it s hard to balance on narrow tires.!?
I demur on the price, to replicate one can get pricey if you do not have shop skills.
His just has clinchers, I am thinking of tubulars, but by the time he will really appreciate them in my case he will be ready for a 650b or c wheeled bike. I have his first 700c bike set aside, it will be a 49cm Colnago.
yo! how about posting some pictures on a new thread on your 24" kids bikes-
get the forum enthused about these little wonders..

Im happy to help others find and find parts for them-I have learned alot.
Im working on the second bike currently-full campagnolo-..need a used 26.4 campy seatpost for it
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This thread just continues to make my entire day, since it began I have read every reply and enjoyed Nelli's adventure with you. Please pass along my congratulations to her for doing such a good job on her first group ride. Looking at the pictures of her riding she is going to outgrow that 24" frame pretty fast. You have a super daughter and you aren't so bad yourself! Well done to both of you.

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Fantastic! She will win hans-down on her Summer essay. Funny think, I have two girls. One can't make it up a long hill around our house and the younger (8) one goes up with no complaints. maybe I should challange her too
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Wonderful story! I'm glad the ride was such a success. Nelli is my new hero for sure.
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
this became the most common sight at stops!
Oh my God, she has her own Paparazzi! Congrats to Nelli!!! You and she both must be so proud! Wow, your daughter is a true inspiration for what kids can accomplish. My oldest daughter is not quite 8 years old, and I couldn't dream of her doing a ride like Nelli did. (I thought five miles was an accomplishment for my daughter!).

Keep up the great parenting. I'm sure that played no small part in her accomplishment.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
Nobody tell my girlfriend, but this thread kinda makes me wish I had kids.
You and me both !

Best thread of the week.

I just knew you'd be hanging on her back wheel the whole way.
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I just knew you'd be hanging on her back wheel the whole way. [/QUOTE]

she was also hanging on a back wheel- the trip leaders!

sometimes she broke out, and he had to catch her and get in the lead-she had lots of fun.

like I said-she was at the front of the pack the whole trip, and happy!
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