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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 09:48:01 AM »
All three of my kids have ridden BCSP and love it...(Son 14, Daughter 12, Son 6) My two older kids have ridden everything except Walnut and Schooner...My Daughter broke her pinky finger on Hesitation her first time out...And finished the rest of the day of riding!
My little guy has ridden Pine and part of Limekiln.
BCSP is my favorite for family outings...so much to do.
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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2011, 10:54:12 AM »

Secondly, and more importantly - where do I find him protective gear?  He's got the helmet, but I'm thinking gloves and pads?


We bought elbow, knee/shin guards and "motocross" type gloves for our son when we took him to Pisgah/Dupont in NC for the first time at age 5.  (The pic below from Dupont was taken ON his 5th birthday!!!)



None of the shops kept them in stock, so we had to order them, but it was SOOOO worth it.  More for his confidence than anything (he felt better about crashing with the gear).  We got his stuff from Nebo, but I'm sure any of the shops can make an order for you.
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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2011, 01:57:40 PM »
Hey tj,

What model of bike is your son riding in the picture - looks like a full sus?

Thanks.

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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2011, 02:25:44 PM »
That was his 20" Scott Nitrus Jr.

We just moved him up to a 24" Scott Spark Jr and we'll be lucky to get more than one season before he's out of that!

(cause every 9 year old needs their second dual suspention mountain bike.. lol)
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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2011, 04:37:57 PM »
You all will have no one to blame but yourselves when your kids grow up to be faster than you!   :D

It is great to see so many kids out on the trails and to see them progress from riding small segments at a time to making the harder trails look easy.

The true beginner trails we have built are paying off.  Now we just need to get a skills park up and running some where in Indiana!
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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2011, 07:50:44 PM »
...The true beginner trails we have built are paying off.  Now we just need to get a skills park up and running some where in Indiana!

You still have lumber up in the middle of Pine Loop. ;)

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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2011, 09:00:16 PM »
lets commit to placing that boardwalk in the trail. i say october 1,  someone pick a spot and i'll start digging.

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Re: My girls first real mountain bike ride at BCSP
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2011, 08:47:38 AM »
My son (5 1/2) has been riding the park with me for a year now. He'll spend up to three hours on Pine Loop/North Tower but he's a pretty cautious kiddo. I think it's time for him to branch out and hit up Limekiln again! ;o) If anyone else wants to meet up to let the kids ride together I think this would really help boost the confidence!
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