So proud of my amazing girl(s)

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Re: So proud of my amazing girl(s)

Postby baudman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 23:49 pm

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Following her sister's lead.
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Re: So proud of my amazing girl(s)

Postby mountaincookie » Sun May 13, 2012 07:17 am

Your posts are inspiring and encouraging....but we are all very sad at the amount of sun!

When Mrs cookie and I have little cookies, I'm hoping they'll take after there dad and be bike crazy. Mrs Cookie is not so sure.....

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Re: So proud of my amazing girl(s)

Postby Daz555 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:38 am

Here is my lad (4.5yrs) ripping up the Bristol pumps:

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If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.

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Postby baudman » Sat May 26, 2012 01:57 am

^That's brilliant.

We have an ancient BMX track in our local park. It's scheduled to be radically changed - pump track in one corner, and two rows of successive bigger kickers on the other side.

Can't wait for the pump track. Good for kids on runbikes too! The kickers... well, at this point, I'm glad Thing1 is a little on the cautious side :D

Thing2 is about an inch and a bit too short for her sister's old bike. I could put stabilizers on it and she could ride, but meh... she's loving the runbike and after (our) winter my guess is she'll take to pedals (sans stabilizers) as easily as her sister did.
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Oh, and we get heaps of cloud/rain in Melbourne too. It's just, I don't take quite as many pix on those days. You know Crowded House's song 'Four seasons in one day'? That is about Melbourne ;)
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Postby baudman » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:46 am

$30 MILLION (and a bit)
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That's Thing1, far right.

More here - https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/gener ... rld/93685/
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Postby baudman » Sun Jul 22, 2012 07:53 am

Daddy, am I tall enough yet?
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Not quite, but she was happy to tip toe around on it for 10 mins or so. (Pedals off, runbike-mode. Crisp but sunny winter day).
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Postby baudman » Sun Sep 30, 2012 06:27 am

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Thing1, riding her old bike in pedals-off runbike mode, escorting Thing2 to the local BMX track, so that she can demonstrate some stuff and increase her younger sister's confidence.
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Postby baudman » Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:19 am

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18.5km. Solo. She's a star! From home via the 'Docklands' precinct to the south of Melbourne, alongside the Yarra River and Rod Laver Arena (Aust Tennis Open venue) to the venerable Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Mummy come in from her first ever half-Marathon, then back home again across the top of the CBD.
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Postby baudman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:50 am

Did her first CX today.
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Helping her little sister come to grips with the "Big girl's bike"
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Postby baudman » Sun Nov 11, 2012 06:40 am

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First ride on the TrailGator. A little cautious at first, within 5 mins was loving it! "Daddy, Go FASTER!" She even wanted to do some of the bumps at the local BMX track. :shock:
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Postby baudman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 05:03 am

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Last shakeout before her impending PB this weekend - the 40km last day of the Great Victorian Bike Ride* which is a community day. This was the top of a big hill, but 2 mins later she was back on and gunning for it!

The little one too is LOVING being on her 'big girl's bike' and 'being attached to Daddy'. She's still tentative with riding it solo (pedals off when this happens). She's actually progressing and balancing well - it's more a confidence/obstinance thing ;)

*For those of you who like 500cc GP, rumour has it that it will be finishing with a lap of the Phillip Island track.
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Postby baudman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 04:59 am

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1 mile out from the finish line. Being only a 40km ride, many of the others were well finished and hence the traffic to pick them up.

Still, Thing1 6.5yo was still powering up hills, and Thing2 3.5yo loved riding being attached to Daddy's bike.
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Postby baudman » Sat Jan 19, 2013 09:47 am

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3 years, 11 months today.
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Re: So proud of my amazing girl(s)

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sat Jan 19, 2013 09:58 am

Nice pics :) Wish we had your weather here though!

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Postby baudman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 23:59 pm

Thing2's confidence on her sister's old bike (Aust. make ByK's E-350 18") isn't great. And she's quite stubborn (her mother's quite comfortable admitting she gets it from her) ;) The transition from the well-loved runbike to this, in all honesty, much larger bike was too great. Even though it 'fits' her perfectly.

So, for the short term, I've got back an old heap I sourced from the street corner and spruiced up. This was Thing1's first ride on pedals, until we got the ByK. So it then went next door, where it was used twice in 27y10m. Now it's back with us, for the time being. Another spruice up and... it appears, this bike 'fits' her perfectly. At least for the next few weeks until her confidence builds sufficiently. :mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFWZPM8TN88

Oh, and it's still the runbike for 'commuting' - she rides if we walk. The one remaining stroller/pram is going up on eBay shortly.
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Re: So proud of my amazing girl(s)

Postby Nik Cube » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:02 am

Great pics and video it is good to see the little ones progressing so well

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Here's one of me encouraging my 4 year nutter of a son - he's started doing go ride now
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Postby Nik Cube » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:04 am

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And another
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Postby baudman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 01:12 am

Love your work!

An update on mine. We rode with her larger bike attached via trailgator. Almost home, in local park I asked if she'd like to ride a pedal bike today. She said, "I'd like to ride my BIG pedal bike NOW Daddy". So, she was still saying "It's a little-bit freaky..." but her confidence was certainly better.

I think I'll swap between the two - smaller bike to build and larger bike to consolidate - for a few weeks. Then hopefully the smaller one will be a thing of the past. (Jeez it's a horrid thing. SO heavy).

Update - as per above. Challenge-achieve on the little bike. Practice-perfect on the big bike.
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And no, I don't actually 'need' my bike to keep up with her - but in our hot Summer weather (100F), I'm not really gonna jog now am I?

The bigger one? This is almost home after riding to/from her dance class. Being able to ride one-handed has just 'clicked'.
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Postby baudman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 01:37 am

We did 17 miles like that. 8)
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(That pic was taken via phone - you can prob just make it out from a reflection - about 70 yards away from the windows 40ft in the air. I cropped and edited it all within the phone. My DSLR was in the bag, but sheesh... it's just so easy to be lazy these days!)
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Re: So proud of my amazing girl(s)

Postby baudman » Sun Mar 17, 2013 21:25 pm

Triathlon kids yesterday
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I was taking shots of quite a lot of what was going on around the place. I heard a scream, took a shot..
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... then thought 'Sh!t. I recognise that bike... not so much the scream - was like nothing I'd heard before.
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Required sedation and considerable traction, but seems to now be lined up pretty well. Thing1 has been all smiles from when she woke up. Such a trooper.

(She had been waiting for her friend, so they could ride together. They got a bit too close, tangled handlebars and this, unfortunately, was the result)
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