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    That was real unfair. First day on a new bike, and then such a spill.

    Send him my best wishes.

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    hope he heals quick, the young ones almost always do!
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    I hope your boy heals well and can get back on the horse soon. Reminds me of when I was a about 13 and got my first pair of stiff GS race skis ended up with a concussion on the first run .

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    Boy is good today. He had 4 visitors bearing gifts and I saw him two handing the xbox controller. Tomorrow, I'll take him to Bike SFO. His buddies were taking turns on his new bike.

    If I can only STOP patting him on the bad shoulder, he'd be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Boy is good today. He had 4 visitors bearing gifts and I saw him two handing the xbox controller. Tomorrow, I'll take him to Bike SFO. His buddies were taking turns on his new bike.

    If I can only STOP patting him on the bad shoulder, he'd be good.

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    Great to hear.


    .....and LOL! Yes, better stop


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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Boy is good today. He had 4 visitors bearing gifts and I saw him two handing the xbox controller. Tomorrow, I'll take him to Bike SFO. His buddies were taking turns on his new bike.

    If I can only STOP patting him on the bad shoulder, he'd be good.

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    Glad he's better.

    It's also good to hear that kids haven't changed, always bum your buddies stuff!

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    Bummer man. Heal up quick!

    It happens to all of us, some more spectacularly than others! The first big crash is always the one we remember

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    Go Miguel! Best thing about being that age is they come back!

    Personally, I hate what they did to Cali... I wish they left it with Hill, endo, the tree ride (worst head injury I ever had), nut... Cali was never safe, but I think it was safer back then.

    Except for the doubles

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    He was looking smooth too. Hope his recovery is swift.

    Get him off that rigid fork ASAP

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    He had a story to tell the pros today!!
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    Nice! That must have sparked a bunch of talk about biggest crashes. But....why does the dad have the biggest smile? Ear to Ear, lol! Dad's way too stoked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    Nice! That must have sparked a bunch of talk about biggest crashes. But....why does the dad have the biggest smile? Ear to Ear, lol! Dad's way too stoked!

    Thanks for the well wishes. He is doing great as he's getting mobility back and is off the painkillers. Yesterday, at the show I think he felt the upside of his injury as he had a story to tell and all these dudes would make him feel at ease about recovery and welcomed him to the club. I think all the bike people just wanted to know that it was a bike injury.

    Last night, we talked about biking and his return to the track and how we make some adjustments. And he asked if we would have gone to the trail today if not for the injury.

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    Finally got to view the xray cd they gave me. I had to use a proprietary pc application. Stone age POS!! I had to take an iphone shot of the screen.
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    Back in the saddle. He said his christmas list is all bike stuff so his mental game is good.
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    nice!

    he has a road bike too? damn!

    i have the same trainer.

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    Awesome...but are you sure he's not still sneaking the pain meds? I've never seen someone so happy to be on a trainer.

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    awesome!! and, with kids, how the hell do you keep your house so clean?
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    Injury update. The broken shoulder is healed! Miguel went to Calabasas every day last week during school break and he now has a little gang of hoodlums over there. His skill grows every day and he is turning the bars and whips the tail now when he jumps. He tells me how to do it but I have no idea what he's talking about.

    Yesterday, we hit the trail and visited a local builder. It was good day.

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    Miguel at Calabasas
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    Miguel is rusty with cornering and climbing but his flight is good
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    We talked about a custom dirt jumper
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    This man may not be in to it.

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    It broke my heart when I saw him crumpled on to the ground the day that he fell. But folks fall and they need to get up stronger and wiser. He's been through a month of PT and we are more aware of our skills and limitations.

    And he is happy as shown here in Hans Kellner's video last month at Krishna Dole's house.
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/58957537?color=ff9933" width="610" height="343" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/58957537">2013 Pump Track Party</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/hanskellner">Hans Kellner</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>Krishna has been expanding his pump track and it&#039;s shaping up to be quite fun. So he invited everyone over for a proper inauguration party.<br /> <br /> [ filmed on a GoPro Hero3 ]<br /> <br /> twitter: @hanskellner<br /> web: hanskellner.com</p>

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    Dirt Jump bike project

    Glad to see your son is doing better. Just to add to the pile on, a 20 inch bmx bike will do wonders for his mountain biking skills. My 9 year old wanted to try bmxing so got him a 20" intense on closeout from Jenson. In a matter of months he went from being a decent rider to having nearly the same skills I do. We road tahoe rim trail in October, he loves the rock gardens at Rockville and killed Chaperal at Joaquin Miller.
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    Nice comeback! I recently moved pretty close to Calabasas, so I've been riding over once a week. I really have no BMX skills, but it's fun to roll around and catch a little air on the smaller jumps. And there are some really fun big berms in the back of the park.
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    yup, he's getting a 20-inch. The negotiations are underway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    Nice comeback! I recently moved pretty close to Calabasas, so I've been riding over once a week. I really have no BMX skills, but it's fun to roll around and catch a little air on the smaller jumps. And there are some really fun big berms in the back of the park.
    What do you look like and what bike? Say hi to us as we will be there a lot.

    We'll go to Pleasanton too I hope.

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    Just look for the older blonde-haired guy on a black Ibis that looks WAY out of his element! Hope to see ya out there.

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    And a question for the BMXers: I've been riding my Mojo at the park, but thinking about taking the SS, with 32/20 gearing. Does that sound like a smart move? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    And a question for the BMXers: I've been riding my Mojo at the park, but thinking about taking the SS, with 32/20 gearing. Does that sound like a smart move? Thanks.
    Yup, that is way better as long as it's not a 29er. 32:16 is better but the rad kids don't even pedal once the bike gets going. Just slam that seat down and pump up the tires to 40 psi.

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    Sorry- yeah, it's a 26 (Tranny). I've noticed the lack of pedaling that the good kids/guys have. They don't waste too much energy! Thanks for the psi tip.
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    That bike is perfect!!

    Keep working on the small kids' area. That is the best part there, specially when there's no people.

    It's really unfortunate that place is built wrong. There is so much opportunity in that space, specially if there was a pump track.

    Lock your fork, pump up your tires and keep your body level as you roll through those jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    I've been riding my Mojo at the park, but thinking about taking the SS, with 32/20 gearing. Does that sound like a smart move? Thanks.
    I've never been to Calabasa's but, you might find 32/20 to be to slow to get enough speed for the jumps? I know at the Pleasnton Dirt jumps you have to pedal hard into the first jump or you wont have the momentun to clear it. An easy way to gear for dj/pump tracks is use half the teeth of the front chain ring and then adjust from there if needed. My last bike started at 32/16 then I changed it to 32/14 for a little more speed. I now run 28/13 on my new 26" Dj.

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    Traded for a bmx bike last night. Rode it with kid 3x today. Done.

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    He's rocking that bike! Nice flow and solid skills. Congrats Dad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fassn8 View Post
    He's rocking that bike! Nice flow and solid skills. Congrats Dad!
    Thanks for the bike Fassn8!! Rides so good!

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    Yea, nice and smooth. It's good to see people riding bmx bikes these days. I wish I wasn't so tall or I'd ride one more often myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    Yea, nice and smooth. It's good to see people riding bmx bikes these days. I wish I wasn't so tall or I'd ride one more often myself.

    I've seen many adult cyclists now in pump tracks and bmx parks as we watch our kids. Most of them are experienced mountain bikers and have no idea what they're doing when cornering or going over these rollers.

    Think about all the learning and experience we all can gain with a backyard or neighborhood pump track and skills set.

    ALL mountain bikers would benefit so much if they played around on the bike all the time.

    The timing is good for neighborhood bike tracks and for mountain bike skills lessons.
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    Santa Clara PAL is another great option. I ride my dj bike in practice and have a great time with my boys who both race. I'm planning on getting a race bike to work on my skills and have some fun racing.

    I drive my boys all over the Bay Area to ride different spots...polo grounds, epicenter pump track, cali, carlmont, shells, pleasanton bike park, livermore bmx & a couple of secret spots. I would love to see more pump tracks pop up but we do have a fair amount of spots if you're willing to drive.
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