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Do you get nagged to go biking constantly?

borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
edited June 2009 in MTB general
My kids nag me constantly to take them downhilling. The trouble I have is they are leaving me behind when we go out biking.
They are faster, fitter,more skilled than me
Should I run there tyre pressure's lower so i can keep up. (only Joking)
They are dh mad does anyone else have kids that are better than you?
And look what my garden has become!!! (see link)
Its all up hill down here


  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
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  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    Hehe, looks awesome!

    Cool garden too, wish I had a garden like that!
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  • borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
    after going to fort bill they now want some north shore!!!
    Its all up hill down here
  • mtbikerboymtbikerboy Posts: 325
    I like the garden. Good riding. Keep it up.
  • M6TTFM6TTF Posts: 602
    How big is your garden!!!! Cool kids :)
  • deadliestdeadliest Posts: 471
    I reckon the 7 year old will be faster than the lot of them . . . Little dude was motoring.
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  • borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
    our garden is about 3/4 of an acre and on a hillside, the garden was tiny so 20 years ago when land around here was cheap i asked the farmer to sell me a patch and he did
    Farmers will do anything for cash
    Its all up hill down here
  • Tim.sTim.s Posts: 515
    Brilliant video! Loving the garden especially the berm around the back of the shed, nice feature!!!

    Gotta give those boys all the encouragement you can, thats the future of the sport right there.
    "Didn't hurt"
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    borderboy wrote:
    Do you get nagged to go biking constantly?

    yeah ... by my wife "get out the house and give me some peace" :? :cry::wink:
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  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601

    Great garden.

    stop worrying about your kids being better than you that is just the natural order of things.

    Now get your censored down to the timber merchants and build them boys some northshore, help them progress there riding.
    Fancy a brew?
  • dot1dot1 Posts: 538
    your garden is awesome!! my girlfriends mum owns a farm and im so tempted to ask her if i build a little track down the side of a field! the 7 yr old has crazy skills/balls for that age! mind you all of them do!
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  • borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
    Later this summer I am getting a mini digger in to" develop" the tracks a bit more.
    The problem is they soon get bored of any changes we make saying its too easy now.
    (There is more you can't see on the video)
    So it is a constantly changing track, the little one wants a start ramp like fort william for goodness sake!!!
    So to get the track just right we need :- northshore, start ramp wall of death.......
    Its all up hill down here
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    :lol: Best. Garden. Ever!
  • OH NO DanOH NO Dan Posts: 186
    Your kids are really good on a bike! I think there the future of biking.
  • randomagerandomage Posts: 100
    I wish i had a garden like that when i was younger! Nice bikes too :D
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  • cgarossicgarossi Posts: 729
    That video was great! Thanks for sharing! :)
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    man i wish my garden was like that :D

    i reckon if kids get started young they have a way better chance of being good

    i started too late cos of my shite football "career" as a kid and now wish id started at 6 lol

    id be world champ by now ....... :lol:
  • Johnny NapalmJohnny Napalm Posts: 1,458
    That's ace, mate!

    Can I come round for lessons? :wink:
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  • borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
    The two eldest boys have put up there savings towards there bikes I paid for the bulk and i pay for all repairs uplifts etc this has taught them to respect and look after there bikes they wash/dry and lube them after they get ridden.
    Me and my wife both think its better to spend money on bike's than pc,s wii play stations etc
    Its all up hill down here
  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
    Start Ramp
    Wall of Death

    Next stop chelsea flower show :lol:

    who'd of thought Mountian bikers would be so into gardening :D
    Fancy a brew?
  • borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
    The clutch has gone on the strimmer and it has been too wet to mow the lawn, honest, it is wales after all
    Its all up hill down here
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    wish my parents had the same view!!!!!

    seriously i saved them nearly a grand when i said i wanted a bike instead of goin to canada on holiday!!!! so instead of holiday of a lifetime i got a shitty claud butler.

    well it wasnt censored when i had it but now i look back i wonder how i mangaed to keep interest lol

    and five years later i still havent go a susser. man im only askin for 2 grand :lol:
  • genspaingenspain Posts: 43
    Are we all invited to play in your garden? :) Pleeeeeeease
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  • borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
    I'm scared i keep hearing whispering voices

    "build it and they will come"
    Its all up hill down here
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    im trying to get an alotment to build a track in! looking for an overgrown one in some corner. if i ever get it done you are all welcome to ride it!
    I like bikes and stuff
  • borderboyborderboy Posts: 161
    The upgrade has begun the boys have got a jump which I made from from two old roof trusses and a sheet of 18 mm ply it's about 2'6" high and 3 meters long.
    and guess what I am scared to hit it it looks massive!!
    But the boys love it and clear it no probs
    just goes to show Age doesn't come alone
    Its all up hill down here
  • rackgakirackgaki Posts: 309
    Thats a great video of your boys dude, out of interest whats the song?
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  • grumstagrumsta Posts: 994
    Nice video! The 10 year old looks like a better rider than the 13 year old. ;)
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