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Last Post 05/29/2014 06:59 PM by ChinookPass .. 5 Replies.
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ChinookPass

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05/29/2014 11:05 AM
My son partook in his first charity ride on Memorial day. 40 miles for a local organization that deals with transitional housing for the homeless. About 2 weeks ago, I asked him if he wanted to do it. I have a coworker who takes his whole family on this ride every year. It meanders through the suburbs, linking a series of 3-400ft climbs. He said yes and did not do any special prep or training. The forecast was for rain, but instead it was dry and finished with sun and a tailwind which he and my friend's son thought was pretty fun.

He is now fully aware of the alternate universe of lycra-clad cyclists, which includes the aero-helmet, aero-bike dudes on charity rides and can now see that his dad is actually quite moderate with his obsession.
vtguy

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05/29/2014 11:26 AM
Glad he enjoyed it. Nice photo, too.
longslowdistance

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05/29/2014 04:11 PM
Like.
Orange Crush

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05/29/2014 04:21 PM
good stuff. reminds me of how I started; about same age from looks of it.
79pmooney

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05/29/2014 04:47 PM
Good work, CP! I resembled that photo a century (millenia?) ago.

Ben
ChinookPass

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05/29/2014 06:59 PM
Well I am still dismayed that none of my 3 kids seem to have any sort of wanderlust. They've never had restrictions on movement, have always had access to bikes, and we have a very walkable neighborhood with all sorts of trails and ponds. We've tried to keep them mostly unscheduled, but they each seem to stick close to home and take some prodding to get out. It drives me nuts. I guess they'll get out when they are ready. At least I hope they do!
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