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Big Boy Bike

Old 02-23-06, 03:20 PM
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Big Boy Bike

Have any of you noticed that little kids get really excited when they see an adult riding a bicycle? This morning I rode through the county park, when a little boy of about 3-4 years old saw me. The kid started yelling, " Mom! Mom! Look! Big boy bike! Big boy bike!

Just about every time I go out, some little kid will try to race me on his bike or they'll wave, etc.
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Old 02-23-06, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cruentus
Have any of you noticed that little kids get really excited when they see an adult riding a bicycle? This morning I rode through the county park, when a little boy of about 3-4 years old saw me. The kid started yelling, " Mom! Mom! Look! Big boy bike! Big boy bike!

Just about every time I go out, some little kid will try to race me on his bike or they'll wave, etc.
You want to try it on a Tandem, or even better a Unicycle. I ride the Tandem, but we keep meeting some **** on a Unicycle- Up on our trails in the hills- miles from anywhere and we have enough trouble getting there sometimes. He has admitted that it is difficult to ride, but the best we had was when the 3 of us met a bunch of Kids in the Carpark. He was asked where the rest of his bike was, and replied- "Those guys behind had nicked it". Only one kid spotted that it still left one wheel short for two bikes.
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Old 02-23-06, 03:34 PM
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yea when I ride around the little kids stop and watch. . and if i am on a BMX or a MTB I jump a big curb ar hit a trick
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I met my wife at my son's school Tuesday (got out of jury duty) and every kid was gawking at my bike(and maybe my kit). I felt like I was on stage as I was removing the front wheel and loading the bike into my van, clamping the front wheel into the vise and stashing the wheel behind an unused seatbelt, cradling it between the board holding the vise and a seat hinge.

Almost everykid there starting asking me about how the QR works, why the special shorts and shoes, how do those strange pedals work, and how fast can I go on that bike? The prinicipal had to come over and break up the crowd.
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Old 02-23-06, 09:54 PM
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I took my new bike out for its maiden voyage this afternoon along the Great River Trail. When I passed the playground, my bicycle was a hit. The kids ran towards the trail yelling look. Even the kid on top of the bars stopped to look, but I was glad he did not wave, because the wind was ferocious.
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