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Offline Darrinw2001

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Spencer is my 7 year old Son (Will be 8 on July 9th) and he has changed bikes in the last 2 years 4 times. Started with a cheap Walmart special 20" bike, moved to a 24" GT Bullet, then a Specialized Hotrock 24", and now a 2006 26" Gary Fisher Advance w/ a light weight aluminum 13" frame, A tuneable RST fork, rapid fire shifters, and a decent component mix. Bought off Craig's list for $120... Just in time for our Weekend Campout at Santos w/ 25 plus people from BAADR MTB Club... Our 1st time riding Santos so it should be a blast! Now I have to find him some clipless pedals and shoes...
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sweet! :o Of course I think just about any fisher is sweet!

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he looks just like you ;D
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Nice...we will have to get our boys together. PJ is 7 and wont be 8 until next March, but i took him on his first 26er ride yesterday.
I need to shorten his chain...it kept coming off, but other than that he had a great time.
"Dad, these pedals are terrifying!"

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he looks just like you ;D

poor kid....at least he's got a good looking bike ;D  Nice bike, I bet he's pretty pumped up for this weekends trip.
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Nice...we will have to get our boys together. PJ is 7 and wont be 8 until next March, but i took him on his first 26er ride yesterday.
I need to shorten his chain...it kept coming off, but other than that he had a great time.

Bring him up to Santos this Saturday and ride with us! We will be in Camp sites 5,6,8,10, 12, 16, and 18 and will be riding all weekend. They have lots of trails for all skill levels and we will have 5 or 6 other kids with us. If you cant do that, we have a family ride every 2nd Saturday of the month at Trout Creek Park at 9am. 

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Cant do santos but will be doing the kids rides......I know there is one on Sundays from swamp. The Saturday ride is the baader ride right?
"Dad, these pedals are terrifying!"

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Skinman - yes, but it's BAADR (no e) and we are one big happy family. Half of our members are also SWAMP members as well... 

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What a cool bike,Future racer maybe?

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Kids are so lucky these days. At that age I had a banana seat, those solid rubber wheels, and a army green paint job. My dad was so proud of this refurbished bike and I didn't have the heart to tell him that all the kids in the neighborhood were ragging on it. Damn tires were so heavy you couldn't wheelie it. Bike that doesn't wheelie is about useless at that age. Emotional scars are still just under the surface so I have to compensate these days by having several nice bikes :'(
 
Oh yeah, don't forget to take that kickstand off of there. Those things can be deadly.
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Re: Spencer's New Ride.. Just in Time for Santos Campout Next Weekend!
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 09:06:06 AM »

Oh yeah, don't forget to take that kickstand off of there. Those things can be deadly.

Yeah, I told him the kick stand would have to come off, he did not understand why.....

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Re: Spencer's New Ride.. Just in Time for Santos Campout Next Weekend!
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2009, 09:24:22 AM »
LOL...my son didnt understand why his new bike doesnt have a kickstand either.
Sorry about mispelling BAADR.
I think I got a smite for that :P
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Re: Spencer's New Ride.. Just in Time for Santos Campout Next Weekend!
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2009, 06:13:39 PM »
No smite from me Skinman... I try not to play the smite game...  ;)

 

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