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    Biker Chick

    This is Hope. She's 6 years old. We just finished cleaning and lubing our bikes. Any time I'm working on the bikes, she's there with me. She's quite the little bike mechanic, she can even fix a flat (with a little help). She's the first one to point out that I have a dirty chain. Talk about quality time with your kids, she only makes my passion stronger.

    I picked up 2 Haro Backcountry Z-20's for her and her younger brother [he's zonked out on the couch after an earlier ride] with the condition that they have to take care of their bikes. They haven't let me down, each night they put them away, keep 'em clean, etc. I'm a happy guy getting paid dividents: I have my MTB passion, quality time with the chillinz AND they're learning to be responsible. Life is good, very good.
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    congrats!

    sounds like wonderful situation. That first pic is adorable...well done!

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    Cute kid

    Keep encouraging her and your son. My son and daughter ride with me too, but not on the trails. We make a point of getting out on the weekends for some exercise and just overall quality time. They key is to foster any interest they have, yet don't force it down their throats. I tried getting my kids onto the trails, and they just haven't taken to it, so we do the paved paths together and have a blast.

    Ride on.

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    It was because of my 7 year old nephew that I got back on a bike after a 20 year hiatus. I haven't looked back since. He likes to go riding w/ me and look for animals.
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    Good job! Way To Be a Dad!

    Way to instill some positive qualities that will stick with her for life.
    Keep it up!
    Cute pics too!
    Especially the first one.
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    That's awesome! And to top it all off, you have a solar-powered barn in your back yard. Nice!

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    I love it! What a cool dad you are!

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    What a cutie!!

    There is nothing like getting your kids involved in your sport, it's great...


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    I think I'll go home after my ride tonight and have my kids (2yr old boy and 3yr old girl) help me clean off my bike.

    But first, I'm going to hug and squeeze them

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    That's awesome! And to top it all off, you have a solar-powered barn in your back yard. Nice!
    I was thinking all that goodness was topped off by having the truck & a dog...

    Quality time is, well... quality time. Enjoy

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    Lucky Guy

    Cute kids and sharing fun times. Can't get better. Thanks for sharing.

    I wish I'd got my kids more into biking at that age. Still hope with the youngest.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    here mine

    Grandaughter and birthday present. Age 5
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    Sure looks like you've got the parenting thing down. My children look at cycling with a bit of disdain; I brag too much about how good I feel when I return. They're just jealous...
    A tough day on the trails still beats a good day at work...

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    very very cute little girl...congrats to you...you lucky dog
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    This thread _almost_ makes me want to have my own demonspawn. Damn. She is SOOOO cute. She now has like, 100 big brothers. lol.

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    Not moi?

    This is Hope. She's 6 years old. We just finished cleaning and lubing our bikes. Any time I'm working on the bikes, she's there with me. She's quite the little bike mechanic, she can even fix a flat (with a little help). She's the first one to point out that I have a dirty chain. Talk about quality time with your kids, she only makes my passion stronger.


    Awww yes nothing like a six year old biker chick to melt your heart! She's a real cutie and it sounds like you totally have your priorities straight Dad, good for you!

    Kate (an oldie but a goodie bikerchic)
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