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Old 01-25-2006, 10:44 PM
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Default Family riding forum?

[UPDATE: I've started a Family Riding forum. Check it out.]

I just want to give a shout out to anyone with kids or who's interested in knowing more about riding with little ones. I think there's all sorts of issues that come up when you throw a family into the bikey mix...so,

I'm wondering if there's enough interest in this subject to start a separate forum topic on it so we can share photos, tips, joys, fears, and so on.

What do you think?

Here's a photo of me and my 3 yr old, Eleni. We're trying out the seat, but we usually use a Burley trailer.

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Old 02-10-2006, 07:54 PM
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Default Family Ride Forums Fantastic!

I'm definitely up for a family biking forum. Our family of 5 currently rides in a "train" configuration with a Burley Duet, Burley Picollo, and Burley d'Lite. I'd love to see how others do it.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:05 PM
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Wow.... guess its just you and me Jonathan... Surely there were some other families out at the ride yesterday. The kids and I tried to make it down that direction to our church in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, but only made it too the Fred Meyere on Interstate and Lombard to get a new tube to repair the flat tire on our trailer and some "kidd koffie" (hot chocolate) and a Latté. Maybe next year.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:15 PM
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yep...there's definitely more families out there...they're just not chiming in. I'll get in touch with a few folks and see what the vibe is. Check back in a week or so.
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:28 PM
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On second thought...I'm just going to create the topic and start posting!

Go on over and check out the new Family Riding Forum
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:11 AM
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On second thought...I'm just going to create the topic and start posting!

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What happened to the "Family Riding Forum?"

I clicked on the link and nothing happened...

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Default training wheel liberation ride

I just listened to a Bikscape Podcast and heard about a really cool idea that might generate some family discussion. In San Francisco, there is a group that puts on a "Trainging Wheel Liberation Ride". Sounds like a bunch of parents and kids who are ready to loose the training wheels meet in a park, bring snacks, and learn to ride 2 wheels together. There was also a tip sheet in a recent Bicycling Magazine about tips for helping a kid ride 2 wheels.

Just an idea.
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:15 PM
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What happened to the "Family Riding Forum?"

I clicked on the link and nothing happened...

Scott
oops.. my mistake. That link goes to the old forums (before I switched to this new platform). I'll edit the link.

Here's is the link to the Family Riding section - http://bikeportland.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:41 PM
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oops.. my mistake. That link goes to the old forums (before I switched to this new platform). I'll edit the link.

Here's is the link to the Family Riding section - http://bikeportland.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14
Thanks Jonathan!
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:42 PM
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I just listened to a Bikscape Podcast and heard about a really cool idea that might generate some family discussion. In San Francisco, there is a group that puts on a "Trainging Wheel Liberation Ride". Sounds like a bunch of parents and kids who are ready to loose the training wheels meet in a park, bring snacks, and learn to ride 2 wheels together. There was also a tip sheet in a recent Bicycling Magazine about tips for helping a kid ride 2 wheels.

Just an idea.
Greg

Yeah, that sounds like a great idea! I'd be willing to participate this spring or summer. My 5 year old son is ready "to be liberated!"
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