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    A Dad's passion

    My 12 yo daughter entered - and won! - her first real MTB race yesterday, in the Jr Advanced category.

    Typical PNW rainy day, making the trails muddy and slick, but she handled it all with poise! So proud of her!
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    Awesome!

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    Nice.

    Its cool to see your kids do well.

    Mine come out mountain biking. But they havent found the love yet. Hopefully one day,

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    Wow, congrats to her!

    I was riding yesterday and they were having high schools races at the trails. I went and watched for a little while and saw the kids finishing their first of two laps. It was 85 degrees and humid. This section was through a field; they had mowed the grass but it was still tall enough to be energy sucking. The kids looked tired.
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    Congrats to her, that's awesome!

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    Love watching the kids race! Congratulations!

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    That's definitely awesome. Sports/hobbies can teach kids so much. My kids are still young and I look forward to things like this... at the same time, I know they grow up fast.

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    Killer! So cool to see little ones stoked on riding!

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    Sweet!

    We've had a setback. I was going to leave kiddo on his balance bike til this Christmas. He's done great on it, we can ride for a mile or two. But my wife bought him a 16er with training wheels and a damned coaster brake back around May. He rode it for a few weeks with the training wheels and it was a disaster, he was so slow and had to get off for every curb. So I took them off and then he wouldn't touch it. I can get him to try it once in a while but it's always a fiasco. He's still a champ on the balance bike. He knows how to pedal his Big Wheel and he knows how to balance his balance but the 16er itself is now so emotionally fraught we can't get over it.




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    That's extremely awesome! Good on her for racing in the rain. I well know just how slick our trails can become.

    There's nothing better than seeing your kid excell.
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    Well done. Two thumbs up!

    What's bike/wheel size is she riding?
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    She's riding a (borrowed) '18 Transition Scout, 27.5, size M. Her bike is a Specialized Rhyme Comp, also a 27.5, size S She's been throwing the chain on that one and I can't figure it out. New cranks, chain and adjustments but still dropping it.

    Her next bike will be a Scout and a friend offered to let her ride it, so she jumped on it. She's done a couple of pre-rides on the Scout, so it wasn't cold turkey on it.

    And even more impressive, it's an NX package Scout, so a fairly heavy bike, too boot!
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    That's some pro dadding, well done.

    As for the chain drop, does it have a top guide?

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    Way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRPABT1 View Post
    That's some pro dadding, well done.

    As for the chain drop, does it have a top guide?

    No, it's a 2x10, so has the FD. FD is adjusted properly, but in some shifts, it just comes off the big ring.

    And for clarification, she'll be getting a new ('19), GX Scout, in the blue color. She wants to put red Chester pedals on it and name it Ariel.

    I love that she's still a girl, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    She's riding a (borrowed) '18 Transition Scout, 27.5, size M. Her bike is a Specialized Rhyme Comp, also a 27.5, size S She's been throwing the chain on that one and I can't figure it out. New cranks, chain and adjustments but still dropping it.

    Her next bike will be a Scout and a friend offered to let her ride it, so she jumped on it. She's done a couple of pre-rides on the Scout, so it wasn't cold turkey on it.

    And even more impressive, it's an NX package Scout, so a fairly heavy bike, too boot!
    Wow, she must be pretty tall for her age. My 10 year old daughter is still on 24" wheels, but she's a shortie.
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    She is. You can tell from the first picture that she's well sized for the M Scout.

    Her S Specialized will be up for sale shortly!

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