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Old 07-25-20, 03:52 PM
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Anyone still ride with a parent?

Rode with my 80 year old father today ( I'm 52) for the second time this year. We don't ride together as often as we used to and he's getting slower, but I can only hope to be as fit as he is when I'm his age!
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Old 07-25-20, 03:59 PM
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My parents never rode. I can only hope to be him as my kids age. That's awesome!
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Old 07-25-20, 04:58 PM
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Anyone still ride with a parent?

I ride with my 45 year old son and my 15 year old grandson; I'm trying to get my grandson addicted as I am but it will take time. My son wasn't that interested until he was on a college racing team but now he is crazy fast and strong. If my grandson does the Sat and Sun rides my son has to push him on the climbs. I wish someone had built up a Venge for me when I started but my grandson has one built with old crashed racing bike parts..
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Old 07-25-20, 07:11 PM
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I recently overhauled a bike for my daughter to ride with her grandson. Maybe they'll invite Mrs. Grouch and me to ride along with them some day.
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Old 07-25-20, 07:22 PM
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My wife and I ride for recreation, commuting, and touring. Our 35 year old daughter bikes mainly to commute. We do some recreational rides with her from time to time. Grandson too young now and unfortunately lives far away.

our health is still good. Plans are pedal assist bikes when the time comes.
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Old 07-25-20, 07:32 PM
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My mom stopped riding after a crash at 85 (because after, she couldn't get strong enough to ride fast enough to feel safe in traffic!) She passed 7 years later. I"m guessing we'll be riding together again in perhaps 20 years.

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Old 07-25-20, 08:28 PM
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I have fond memories of riding with my dad. I have new memories of riding with my son, as he carries our granddaughters. Joyful.
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Old 07-25-20, 08:29 PM
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I don't ride with a parent, but I do ride with my son. We've gone on maybe half a dozen rides in the past year. We live in different cities but bring our bikes when we visit so we can ride together. I'm 70 and he's 32. I know I'm slowing him down, but I think it's fun for both of us.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:22 AM
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When I was in high school, I did ride a couple of times with my father, after giving him my early 1950s Schwinn American, but nothing serious.

Turning the generation question around, I have ridden with my sons on various occasions, and now my elder grandson has started riding on his own, instead of always sitting in the Burley trailer and making his dad do all the work. Henry is also big enough now to give mom and dad a break in pushing Erik in the Mini Cooper stroller.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:51 AM
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My dad was not a bike rider but very supportive of my riding.

Two years ago at 85 my dad was facing insurmountable health issues and I had flown back and forth to Chicago to see him. Then one evening on my ride home from the office he called. I answered on my earpiece while riding, but as soon as I heard his voice I stopped and stood, straddling the bike.

He said he had taken a turn for the worse and to fly home ASAP, but that if he couldn't hold out till then he loved me. I missed him by two hours.

The last time I talked to my dad I was on my bicycle and he thought that was swell.
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Old 07-26-20, 08:26 AM
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Bicycles were mostly for children. I never saw them ride a bike, or play catch, or such stuff.

I'm not like them, or like my siblings.

That's the point of individuality. You choose.
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Old 07-26-20, 10:11 AM
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In the '70s, my dad did have a brown diamond frame 3-speed of some sort. Probably bought from a department store, like all of our bikes back then.

I don't recall riding with him, probably because he would have rode it to the local high school track for early morning running. He played college sports and when I was young he was a high school football, baseball, basketball coach. He never was a "cyclist".
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Old 07-29-20, 09:19 PM
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A few months back I got passed by a 70 something. I’m guessing about 20 years older than me. I was thinking how great it will be if I can make it that long and be in that shape. Gave me a motivation boost.
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Old 08-07-20, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
My dad was not a bike rider but very supportive of my riding.

Two years ago at 85 my dad was facing insurmountable health issues and I had flown back and forth to Chicago to see him. Then one evening on my ride home from the office he called. I answered on my earpiece while riding, but as soon as I heard his voice I stopped and stood, straddling the bike.

He said he had taken a turn for the worse and to fly home ASAP, but that if he couldn't hold out till then he loved me. I missed him by two hours.

The last time I talked to my dad I was on my bicycle and he thought that was swell.
Sorry about your dad's passing, that's a conversation you will always hold dear.
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Old 08-07-20, 11:41 AM
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I don't. Both of my parents are dead. Ride with them while you can. Life is short.
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