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Old 12-29-05, 12:39 AM
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This was a lot of fun



The young man on the right (girlscout13) is a 7th grade student at the school where I am principal. I am on the left getting waxed on the way down the steps. We ride almost every day of the year. This picture was taken during an urban ride over Christmas break. His dad (mtnbiker66) helps lead our moutain bike club as well as coaches middle school basketball at our school. I will post some more of our club rides a little later.
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That is a very cool photo Sir Hambone and Master Girlscout.

Not mtn -urban. Very hep.
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I wish I rode w/ my principal. Oh wait no I don't, he has affairs w/ teachers and has had a couple DUI's

Looks like good times!
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that's cute
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More of our bike club pictures

Typical day at our bike rack. We usually have well over 10 kids riding during their 30 minute morning break. We have a 240 acre park and a great bmx course beside our school.


This is a trailer that we modified to carry 10 bikes.


Girlscout13 during one of his few tumbles


Mtnbiker66 looking for places for our kids to ride


One of our group rides in Dupont Forest


Some of our kids ending a Dupont ride with a swim

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That's sick, kids can ride during break!

I hate my school
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Originally Posted by MattP.
That's sick, kids can ride during break!

I hate my school
I use it as leverage. They have to behave and do their school work. If they do those two things we ride during break and after school anytime they want. It is awsome.
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Here is another pic of the trailer that hambone fixed up to carry bikes on club rides and camping trips.


Here is a pic of Cane Creek/Specialized pro Chris Herndon at one of our club meetings.Chris is really cool,he gives me killer stuff.When he got back from racing this year he gave me his UCI World Cup rider badge.

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it times like these i wish there were more bike clubs back in the UK for me to join in with!!

it seamed to me that all them bikes on the trailer were specialized? do the kids have them bike themselves or are they the schools bikes???
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Old 12-29-05, 08:04 AM
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Dude...if I could ride with my principal....she'd probably suspend me for riding on the school property!
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Originally Posted by jag89
it seamed to me that all them bikes on the trailer were specialized? do the kids have them bike themselves or are they the schools bikes???
All of those bikes belong to individuals. However, we do have about 7 school bikes. Several of which are specialized. We have had two good bikes donated by LBS.
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man that is so cool.I wish that we had something like that around here.It is so cool that you hang out with the kids.gotta respect that.Looking at your bike rack I see alot of helmets hanging off the bars.No way could ya do that here.The little hoodlooms around here would just steal them.Not cause they need them but just to do it.
Not much of a place here to ride but I wish we could get something going.I am goona have to do a little research.
I do have a little problem with skate parks and bike parks.Once the kids have ridden over the stuff a couple of times they could care less about ever going back.how can people keep the kids interested in going back?
Congrats on a succesful program.I would like to play too.
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Where in NC are you? looks like a great program~way to go!
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Originally Posted by Hambone40
All of those bikes belong to individuals. However, we do have about 7 school bikes. Several of which are specialized. We have had two good bikes donated by LBS.
wow thats sweet man. cant belive that some of them have specializeds around $700. im still saving for mine.!! thats really good of your lbs for donating a couple of bikes.!! and also that the kids are interested in your program! i think nowadays more and more kids are really getting into all different types of cycling these days. the only bad thing about having a expensive bike is all the idiots out there who try and rob your bike were ever you leave it or ride it!!

o well well done with that program!!
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I have a hardrock at my house right now that will get dropped off at school,a donation from Sycamore Cycles. We started the club becuse welive in one of the best riding areas in the country and we wanted the kids to give it a try. Wehave about 20 to 25 kids per meeting/ride.The school is located in Hendersonville NC. I have to give big props to Hambone40 for taking the idea and runnin with it. He's the reason its such a big success.
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That is great guys, keep up the good work!
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Holy crap thats the coolest the coolest principle and the best school ever! In my school no one mountain bikes they all bmx.

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Originally Posted by Rick G
Looking at your bike rack I see alot of helmets hanging off the bars.No way could ya do that here.The little hoodlooms around here would just steal them.Not cause they need them but just to do it.

I would like to play too.
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I keep about 10 loaner helments in my office for kids that need to use one. The kids come in and get a helment and then they check it back in when they are finished riding. We have 54 middle school students. About 25 of them ride with us on a regular basis. The rules are simple. They have to try in school and be respectful. We keep things very simple. In return, mtnbiker66 and myself take them on cool rides in Pisgah and Dupont. We also do many urban and park rides.

We often take parents, teachers, or other folks in the community. We have been in the local paper and on T.V. It is awsome. The best part is all I have to do is have a good time and ride my bike. Can't beat it.
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Originally Posted by CycleMagic
Where in NC are you? looks like a great program~way to go!

We are Hendersonville, about 35 minutes east of Asheville.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
I have a hardrock at my house right now that will get dropped off at school,a donation from Sycamore Cycles. We started the club becuse welive in one of the best riding areas in the country and we wanted the kids to give it a try. Wehave about 20 to 25 kids per meeting/ride.The school is located in Hendersonville NC. I have to give big props to Hambone40 for taking the idea and runnin with it. He's the reason its such a big success.
It is not too hard on me. After all, I get to ride in the greatest area on the east coast, and I have an unlimited supply of great riding partners. If I could just learn to keep up with girlscout13 and mtnbiker66 I would be okay. I am gaining on the girlscout. However, once he gets his bighit, i can forget it.
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Originally Posted by GerGa00
Holy crap thats the coolest the coolest principle and the best school ever! In my school no one mountain bikes they all bmx.

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Same here. In the bike rack at on a normal day, there is probably 11-12 bikes max. Half are BMX bikes from the local LBS, usually one Hardrock, then the rest are Wally World FS's. The kids at my school don't really understand why you would want to bike for fun. All of them get friggin Mercedes and BMW's on their 16th birthday, and i'[m hoping that my parents will take me to InterBike, wOOt. There is one kid at my school, he's cool, he races DH at Northstar at Tahoe.
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Wow seeing all of this makes my school seem even worse than before. We aren't allowed to ride on school property. One time I rode over there after school to meet someone(and do the stair gap in the process) and they *****ed at me(before i did anything). I'm just wondering what you do about injuries related to biking and the legal issues involved with it. Also do you allow the kids to hit drops/jumps? Also what bikes are those in the first trailer picture I can see that one is a hardrock or hotrock but what are the other three?
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Originally Posted by bruiser2
Wow seeing all of this makes my school seem even worse than before. We aren't allowed to ride on school property. One time I rode over there after school to meet someone(and do the stair gap in the process) and they *****ed at me(before i did anything). I'm just wondering what you do about injuries related to biking and the legal issues involved with it. Also do you allow the kids to hit drops/jumps? Also what bikes are those in the first trailer picture I can see that one is a hardrock or hotrock but what are the other three?
On the trailer is my hardrock comp."66 and Hambone's Hardrock SS and a friends Giant STP. I do any drops and stunts I want becuse my dad is there to take the heat.Some of the other kids do small stair gaps and things if '66 and Hambone think they are ready. It's understood that if someone gets hurt the whole club could be dropped so we try to do what we should to keep things smooth. We all love to ride so we don't want to blow it.
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Originally Posted by bruiser2
We aren't allowed to ride on school property. One time I rode over there after school to meet someone(and do the stair gap in the process) and they *****ed at me(before i did anything).
I couldnt help but comment that its the same at my old school(middle school) because this kid in my 7th grade class went out of the school driveway and got hit by a car and killed and he was such a good kid, someone who no one disliked at all and he was just overall a really good kid.

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Originally Posted by Hambone40
After all, I get to ride in the greatest area on the east coast
Hmmm, where else have you ridden?

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