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    Good job! Check this out! My 3 year old nephew....... shreds!!

    Here's a video of my little nephew ripping the local bike trails on his new bike.

    Finlay hits Glentress @ 3 years old. Blue Run : Berm Baby Berm from Calum Shand on Vimeo.



    Let me know what you guys think!!
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    that was cool man... keep them coming...

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    trail looks like fun to hit FAST lol cool vid
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    Thanks guys. He was testing out his new bike. LOL
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    Thats awesome!

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    That was great. Looks like a very fun trail, not too much pedalling required.
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    in a few years, he will destroy those trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Luis View Post
    in a few years, he will destroy those trails.
    Yeah, I'm sure he will tear his dad a new one in a few years time!!
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    Man.....you just made me a jealous man. I've got a 5 year old that I desperately want to ride with but he is being extremely lazy about learning to ride his bike. When he gets home from school today I'm going to show him this video. Hopefully I can use it to inspire him.

    Thanks for posting a great vid!
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    Thats awesome mate, great footage. You have a pro on your hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fam Money View Post
    Man.....you just made me a jealous man. I've got a 5 year old that I desperately want to ride with but he is being extremely lazy about learning to ride his bike. When he gets home from school today I'm going to show him this video. Hopefully I can use it to inspire him.

    Thanks for posting a great vid!
    Hope you son gets inspired!!
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    wow thats well impressive,,,, well done mate.... the little guys a shredder...

    a few questions for you,,,, if you could help me please.
    i am in a similar situation with my niece, she's 4. we got her riding without stabilisers now, and in august upgraded her from a scott contessa jnr 12, to a contessa jnr 16.
    she's ok on tarmac roads and footpaths, and kind of ok on dirt roads, but dont think shed do single track,
    how did you get the little guy to ride trails like that,
    what goggles are those.
    what helmet is he using
    what pads and gloves does he have.

    thanks mate, ian.

    ps. great vid keep em coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    wow thats well impressive,,,, well done mate.... the little guys a shredder...

    a few questions for you,,,, if you could help me please.
    i am in a similar situation with my niece, she's 4. we got her riding without stabilisers now, and in august upgraded her from a scott contessa jnr 12, to a contessa jnr 16.
    she's ok on tarmac roads and footpaths, and kind of ok on dirt roads, but dont think shed do single track,
    how did you get the little guy to ride trails like that,
    what goggles are those.
    what helmet is he using
    what pads and gloves does he have.

    thanks mate, ian.

    ps. great vid keep em coming.

    Hey Ian,

    The wee man started on a balance bike when he was 2. Then my brother took him to the indoor skate / bmx park in Aberdeen. Then he started building jumps and ramps for him and the wee guy just took it from there.

    I'm not sure where alll the kit came from. I will ask my bro and see where he got it from and send you a PM.

    Cheers and thanks for the comments.
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    New edit with old footage from Finlay Shand when he was 2....

    FAO Bike Radar >> Finlay Shand hits Glentress " Berm Baby Berm - Blue Run " from Calum Shand on Vimeo.



    As he says........... Watch you back Danny Hart!! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    wow thats well impressive,,,, well done mate.... the little guys a shredder...

    a few questions for you,,,, if you could help me please.
    i am in a similar situation with my niece, she's 4. we got her riding without stabilisers now, and in august upgraded her from a scott contessa jnr 12, to a contessa jnr 16.
    she's ok on tarmac roads and footpaths, and kind of ok on dirt roads, but dont think shed do single track,
    how did you get the little guy to ride trails like that,
    what goggles are those.
    what helmet is he using
    what pads and gloves does he have.

    thanks mate, ian.

    ps. great vid keep em coming.
    Hi guys, it was my son in the Vids ( i.e I am Pingu's brother)

    There is a new cut here Finlay @ 3 years old hits Glentress "Berm Baby Berm Video - Pinkbike.com

    Helmet is from Toys R Us in the United Kingdom ( as are pads). The gloves are Specialised Kids BG XXS. Goggles are cheapo Thor ones ( my old ones)

    Basically, I took him out almost everyday and just kept exposing him to more and more stuff. We started on light walking paths and then kept progressing. The Pinkbike video above tells some of the story. Making sure the brakes are well tuned and ensuring you adjust the reach is half the battle. When my son fell off he knew he had his pads on so he got braver each time

    Thanks for the feedback so far.

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    thanks for the advice guys,,,, it's plainly obviouse that youre both doing a grand job with the little fella, and he's gonna be a shredder for sure in the future.

    we started our niece off on one of them kokura ballance bikes, and a little pink scott contessa jnr 12, when she was 1 year old, we would just sit her on it and push her round, so she would get the feeling for it,,,,, as soon as her little feet could touch the floor zooooom she was off lol. no stopping her. it did take us a while to get her stabilisers off though we did in the end, about 5 months ago, we are slowly working towards single track, as her confidance grows.
    although i learned the hardway back in september not to push her to hard ooooops. i tried to introduce her to a little bit of down hill. down the side of a hump back brige over the canal, she got way to fast for her comfort zone failed to brake swerved into my front wheel wiping us both out, poor little thing went face first into a pebble dash wall slicing her little cheek open grazing her knee arm shoulder. ( hence why we now after a full face helmet and pads) luckily though she was wearing helmet and gloves.
    unlucky for me this happend on the friday she was due to start school on that monday, so going into school on her first day coverd in scratches and bruises didnt make uncle ian very popular with mummy and daddy. lol
    luckily for me time is a great healer both mental and physically, and with the tempory uncle ian bike ban lifted ( i assume all is now forgiven lol) and the purchse of a new bike,( scott contessa jnr 16.) its time to get mobile again.. hence me asking your advice,,,,, we had her out for a short ride last week, down the canal towpath and back down the cycle path on the a580. we even managed to get her to ride down a differant canal bridge on the cycle path, she was a little apprehensive at first. but we managed to coax her into it, then there was no stopping her lol. again again again. you know what kids are like when they get excited lol.
    so the next logical step for her would be some easy flowing singletrack.... thanks again for your advice guys, and keep them vids coming.

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    Great videos, thanks for sharing!
    Ride the bike.

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    It's great to see a 3 year old on the trails! A pleasure to watch.

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    What great way to spend time with your kid!!

    (I didn't realize they had full helmets for kids that small)

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    That IS better than the videos here, as of late. Seriously, hate me whoever, I don't care. This video was fun to watch. Props to your nephew!
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    Great video

    That's a great vid. I've got my youngster out too. I'll post the link here but the silly forum rules say I need a few more posts before I'm allowed to include links. So bear with me all for a small handful of "filler posts".

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    This is #9, one more to go.

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    And this is #10. Sorry for the filler.

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    Here is my video:
    Eli Goofing Around - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pingu View Post
    Thanks guys. He was testing out his new bike. LOL
    Awesome video!!! Wow!

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