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What did you ride BEFORE you rode a bicycle?

Old 07-20-08, 01:42 PM
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What did you ride BEFORE you rode a bicycle?

This thread may be rather unusual but I was just curious. For those of you who don't understand, I'll start.

Before I rode a bicycle, I lived on a 200-acre parcel of land in the country on an old farmer's homestead. My parents kept horses there at the time, so I ended up riding a horse before I learned how to ride a bicycle.


What did you ride BEFORE you rode a bicycle? For those of you who have jokes or insults about this thread, don't post anything.
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Old 07-20-08, 02:54 PM
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Old 07-20-08, 03:12 PM
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Either a big wheel or a tricycle. I was very young so I have no clue.
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Old 07-20-08, 03:14 PM
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60's - hunting and shooting sports
70's - hiking and canoeing
80's - sailing
90's - racquetball
2000s - swimming and cycling
2010s - should be winding down about this time and, getting ready to hit the dirt.
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Old 07-20-08, 04:36 PM
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My own two feet. I've always been quite the pedestrian, taking long walks to the park before I learned to ride a bicycle, walking to school, riding the bus and walking throughout college, and spending 12 hours on my feet while working at an amusement park; and more recently, walking the three miles to and from work for a few months to lose the 'baby weight' from having my daughter.

Now I have a bike and it's cool.
I'll still go for long walks, though. What better way to get from Point A to Point B? Or, if I'm pushing the stroller, from Point A to Naptime...
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Old 07-20-08, 05:00 PM
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Either a big wheel or a tricycle. I was very young so I have no clue.
Big Wheel was the greatest thing ever invented for a kid.
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Old 07-20-08, 05:06 PM
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when i was in the 10th grade i rode my bike to school, then i did the same off/on in college and grad school. now i ride on the weekends with a gruppo or during the week with my kids.
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Raced motocross. Too expensive so I thought I'd take a break from it for a while.
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Red plastic Tigger with wheels and then a Schwinn (maybe a WesterFlyer) tricycle.
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Old 07-20-08, 07:18 PM
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A tricycle.

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Old 07-20-08, 07:23 PM
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I've always rode bicycles. I don't ever remember a trike... went straight to a bike with training wheels.

That was 10 years ago. I stopped for other things, include roller blading, ice skating, and driving. And then I realized that I can't afford a car. So I went into biking. Loving every moment of it... but still biding my time for that STi.
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Old 07-20-08, 07:26 PM
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I used to run a lot, and hurt my knee as a result. Biking's much easier on my knees and I like it a lot more too.
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I actually learned to ride a motorcycle before I got a bike. I had never ridden as a child in the 50s; I think the big, fat-tired bikes available then sort of scared me.
In my twenties, I bought a small-bore "trail bike" and nearly killed myself learning to ride it. Eventually got to trying sportsman motocross....And read that riding a bicycle was good training.

Bought a bike, gave up motocross after breaking bones, and kept the bike. That was about 1974....
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Old 07-21-08, 07:43 AM
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Old 07-21-08, 08:24 AM
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I rode this to the bus stop for 15 years. You can see the mud from using it while geocaching with muddy hiking boots as well.
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Old 07-21-08, 08:27 AM
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I rode a stroller and a baby car seat then when I could sit up unassisted, a child seat on my mum's bike. Then I got my own when I could toddle around.
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Old 07-21-08, 01:59 PM
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A tricycle that I really don't remember much about, and: a genuine, all-steel, Texaco Fire Chief pedal car! The pedal car was bought from the Texaco station just around the corner, on State Line Ave in Texarkana, probably in 1955(my age 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yrs ). Would probably bring several hundred $$ or more today if in near new condition. Alas, I had 3 younger brothers, and almost *nothing* of my childhood treasures remain today, & certainly not that wonderful old red Fire Chief car.

Hmm...I wonder if, behind my back, the local junior TrikeSnobNazis called me a "cager?
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A red steel frame tricycle. I still remember it vividly - went all over the place on that thing (well, at least all over the driveway).
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I still do.
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I raced motocross, so much fun but very expensive and time consuming
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Red & white steel tricycle. At the age of 6, I got my Stingray. The tricycle didn't last long after that

The trike did teach me the meaning of "rocking couple" Scary on fast downhills, like the neighbor's driveway.
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i rode a skateboard...it was my primary source of transportation in college. Best part was I could bring it into class with me, so I never had to worry about my bike being stolen. 4 years, and only one crash (minor road rash)...not a bad track record.
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