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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Grandson's First Ride (on his own bike)

I took this short video this evening of my grandson riding his very own motorcycle. He's been riding an electric cruiser up until now.

There's a dirt pile by the playset, and he almost went over it once. He got the front tire to the top, and then rolled back down. I don't know which one of us it scared more. Especially when he said earlier...

"I'm going over to that dirt pile, and going Vroooom! and go right over it!"

I thought he was joking, but I guess he's seen too much motocross on TV. Dammit

This was his first real ride on the thing. He did awesome. We've still got some brake work to do, but we'll get it. The grass helps him stop for now.



Notice the way his leaning into the turns? He's been watching a lot of MotoGP races and track day videos too. That's my boy!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure why the video speeds up near the end. Something during the conversion from 3gp to WMV I guess.

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Perfect!
How old is he now?

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He's only 3-1/2, but the doctor says he's the size of a 5 year old, and the weight of a 7 year old. That boy needs to be outside and run around.

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