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An Old Guy Had Fun With His Son and Wife

Old 02-22-14, 06:19 PM
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An Old Guy Had Fun With His Son and Wife

I've been on these forums for a while. I have had a love for anything 2-wheeled for a while. I would like to think I passed it on to my Son. Today my Wife and I hooked up with my Son and rode in downtown Atlanta, We had a blast!!! My son is an avid cyclist and he called and said lets do an ATL ride on Saturday. My wife and I said sure. We did about 12 miles in downtown ATL and he had a route planned out that was perfect for old bones! My son is a much more accomplished rider then my wife and I, but he laid out a great course. We had a nice lunch and said goodbye.. for now... A critical mass is coming up, and we are gonna' try it!

Riding with family is the best of the best....

Posted by an old slow guy!

Here is what we rode.


Here we are in Piedmont Park


I normally don't post a lot, but we had such a great time, I wanted to share this. If you have the opportunity to ride with your parents, do it. They will love it! Just go slow!!! lol;

My wife and I sure did!

Thank you for reading,
Ti-Carbo

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Here is a shot of the Ken-Man... Wondering if the old folks can handle the ride!
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That is so great! And all on fixed gears no less?
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The family that fixies together sticksies together.
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Took me five years, but I finally talked my lad into riding fg regularly. Unfortunately, the price was his pinching my track bike to do so, at least it keeps him off the horrid thing with all them cogs on the back.
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That is cool! I am slowly getting my boys to appreciate SS/FG riding. So far, so good.
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Originally Posted by europa View Post
Took me five years, but I finally talked my lad into riding fg regularly. Unfortunately, the price was his pinching my track bike to do so, at least it keeps him off the horrid thing with all them cogs on the back.
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I have or should I say, had, a "nice selection" of bicycle parts at my house due to the years I have been riding. My son helps to ensure that these parts do not deteriorate due to lack of use!

In the end, it was what a parent does... Buys stuff so the "childrens" can continue to ride. I can't wait for him to have kids... I'll make sure this legacy continues!

Thanks for the reply!
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
That is so great! And all on fixed gears no less?
My wife is on a 17T freewheel. She has a 17T cog on the flip-flop, but she wants to do 100 miles or so freewheel before trying fixed. My Son and I are riding fixed.

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Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
That is cool! I am slowly getting my boys to appreciate SS/FG riding. So far, so good.
It is pretty cool to get the kids into riding. My Son races at the Dick Lane Velodrome and I go and tape every race he is in. I really love pedaling, and over time I got him into it. It is truly a passion of ours now, and I have successfully passed it on. Best of luck with your boys.
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