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    Father Daughter Rock and Roll

    It seems we don't have enough time as our kids get older to do everything we need to do. My 16 year old daughter and I made of point of penciling in a day of riding in our hectic schedules for a little rock and roll of the 2 wheeled kind. There's a place in western Colorado, not quite as far out as Fruita, off the beaten path, that we had to ourselves for the entire day. The terrain is a nice variety of buff singletrack, technical rock and unfortunately a big chunk of summer fire scarred moonscape. If I told you where it was exactly, I'd have to kill you. It was good!
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    Nice...Looks like a fun place.

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    looks like fun

    It's cool your 16 year daughter wants to go ride with you!

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    Way to seize an oppurtunity! Those little chunks of quality time with the kids are so fleeting...

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    Great to see the mt biking passion being passed onto the younger generation!
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

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    Thanks for the comments - the only problem is she now wants a FS rig, a Turner no less! I guess I'll start shopping around the classifieds. At least she's not asking for a car
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    looks like a blast
    I love my turner 5 Spot, she is a smart young lady I should
    have her talk to my daughter.
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    Hey Cutthroat, the real question is, can
    you keep up with her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Hey Cutthroat, the real question is, can
    you keep up with her?
    Hah! I still have an advantage on the MTB, but that will probably change when she goes FS. She also likes to grind the big ring too much,(which means I have to work a lot harder when we're on road bikes).
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    That is very cool

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    Great post. It's good to see Dads, being Dads.
    BTW, I know where you are.
    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Great post. It's good to see Dads, being Dads.
    BTW, I know where you are.
    Will you tell? Puh-leeeeze? Any hints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Will you tell? Puh-leeeeze? Any hints?
    Hints? OK since you said please, it's past Rulison, but not as far as Cameo, on the north side of the highway out where the wild horses roam, amidst the well pads.....there's a new Kum and Go with great burritos right at the exit, from there you are on your own, as are all of us...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    Hints? OK since you said please, it's past Rulison, but not as far as Cameo, on the north side of the highway out where the wild horses roam, amidst the well pads.....there's a new Kum and Go with great burritos right at the exit, from there you are on your own, as are all of us...
    Tank ewe!

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    cutthroat, don't mean this in a perv way, but in that first pic it appears your daughter has some killer calves. She rides and or runs very regularly? It's good to see teenagers out and about, I've got an 18 year old son that's as lazy as can be. Can't hardly pry him from his online role playing games, pisses and moans if it even resembles exercise. Good for you.

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    Wife started to ride a few months back. Two of my daughters (14 and 9) go with us about half the time. We are now shopping for a 3rd wheel trail and a mt bike for my 5 yr old daughter can go on these adventures. Trying to get my 16 yr old out also.

    A little slower then my solo rides but well worth it.

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    Thanks for sharing!! My daughter is 9 and she is soon ready to hit the single track. Can't wait, and this is great motivation!!

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    Great story, glad to hear you and your daughter can enjoy cycling together!

    My daughter is almost four and is in the process of learning to ride bikes now. She wants to spend every waking moment that I'm home on her bicycle. I can't wait for the time when she's old enough (and skilled enough) to try out some trails with me!
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

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    Mojogirl(4 years old here) and the oldman at Kingdom trails this summer. We passed one of the trail-crews on our way out and they all complemented her bike. She was proud as could be showing off the trail membership sticker on the headtube.

    Live the life you love!

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    Way to go! I sure hope my girls still want to ride with me when they are in their teens...


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