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Old 07-10-06, 10:59 AM
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I had a very cool ride today

It was not a very long ride but it was the most fun ride I have ever had. My 16 yr old nephew has been staying with me since Friday and today we finally got to go for a ride together. I had to let him ride my Mountain Bike since he has no SPD shoes, which was okay with him. I was on my roadie and we headed out about 9:30 this morning along my regular route here in Burlington Co., NJ. We got out on the road and just pedalled along until one of us had enough. Well he has not been on a bike since he was about 10 and had never ridden more than a few blocks to a friends house. We just went on until we hit the 8 1/2 mile mark when he began to tire and cramp up (it was hot and very humid today). He was drinking his water but it was just a bit too much for him so we put the bikes on the train for the ride home. When we got back into town he told me he just HAD to go that extra 1 1/2 miles so he could tell his dad (my brother) that he rode 10 miles, his longest ride ever. The best part was that he loved it and I got to spend some real quality time with him. He is a great kid, even though he is already taller than me (I am 6'1" and he is 6'3").

It was a great ride....certainly my best one yet.

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you should have put the hammer down on him while you still can

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It was not a very long ride but it was the most fun ride I have ever had. My 16 yr old nephew has been staying with me since Friday and today we finally got to go for a ride together. I had to let him ride my Mountain Bike since he has no SPD shoes, which was okay with him. I was on my roadie and we headed out about 9:30 this morning along my regular route here in Burlington Co., NJ. We got out on the road and just pedalled along until one of us had enough. Well he has not been on a bike since he was about 10 and had never ridden more than a few blocks to a friends house. We just went on until we hit the 8 1/2 mile mark when he began to tire and cramp up (it was hot and very humid today). He was drinking his water but it was just a bit too much for him so we put the bikes on the train for the ride home. When we got back into town he told me he just HAD to go that extra 1 1/2 miles so he could tell his dad (my brother) that he rode 10 miles, his longest ride ever. The best part was that he loved it and I got to spend some real quality time with him. He is a great kid, even though he is already taller than me (I am 6'1" and he is 6'3").

It was a great ride....certainly my best one yet.

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10 miles!?? What kinda pansy-a.... oh...Sorry.

Glad you had a great ride. Tell him the next one will be 15 miles!
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You guys are cruel!! I didn't want to make the kid sick...hell he almost bonked as it is, my brother would kill me...and he could!

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Brian, awesome ride. It's great to get out there and share our love of the sport with others once in a while. My sister rides at about 14 MPH on flat ground and climbs REALLY slow, but I really enjoy our few rides together.
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Jeez, in weather like this there are days I am happy to average 14mph on the flats
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Good story, Brian. The best rides are made that way by the people you ride with.
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Thanks....that was the first time I haven't ridden alone. It was alot of fun.

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My favorite rides are the ones with my 16-year-old son or my wife. Not necessarily fast or furious, but the company and shared time are priceless.
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Originally Posted by baj32161
It was not a very long ride but it was the most fun ride I have ever had. My 16 yr old nephew has been staying with me since Friday and today we finally got to go for a ride together. I had to let him ride my Mountain Bike since he has no SPD shoes, which was okay with him. I was on my roadie and we headed out about 9:30 this morning along my regular route here in Burlington Co., NJ. We got out on the road and just pedalled along until one of us had enough. Well he has not been on a bike since he was about 10 and had never ridden more than a few blocks to a friends house. We just went on until we hit the 8 1/2 mile mark when he began to tire and cramp up (it was hot and very humid today). He was drinking his water but it was just a bit too much for him so we put the bikes on the train for the ride home. When we got back into town he told me he just HAD to go that extra 1 1/2 miles so he could tell his dad (my brother) that he rode 10 miles, his longest ride ever. The best part was that he loved it and I got to spend some real quality time with him. He is a great kid, even though he is already taller than me (I am 6'1" and he is 6'3").

It was a great ride....certainly my best one yet.

Cheers,

Brian

Thanks for the great story. Sounds like a great kid.

Some of my best "rides" in the last year took place in spinning classes over the winter. My 15 year old nephew took up spinning and regularly came with me. It was/is very special time for me, especially when he thanks me profusely (every time) for coming to pick him up, and occasionally will pop his head back in the door with "love you..."

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