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 Teaching the young bloke. 
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Post Teaching the young bloke.
My young fella is coming up to that age where I'd like to start looking at putting him on a bike. He is still 6 to 12 months off yet I would imagin but I have been spending some time with him on his pushie and he's picking it up really quickly. My mother in law has purchased his first bike (a honda 50 ripoff) which I will be picking up from NSW in April. It's all very exciting, but then I got to thinking, I have only been riding for 12 months or so and I don't get out often enough so I'm as useless as tits on a bull in my own riding ability, how on earth am I going to teach him? Obviously I know my way around a bike enough to teach him the bear basics but he will learn that in no time at which point I will be rendered useless as a coach. I don't mind sending him for professional coaching once a month or so but I would really like to be able to work with him on it. Can anybody tell me how I might go about learning the stuff that I will be teaching him so when it comes time I have some more useful information for him than "keep your head up and don't fall off"?

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Thu 13 Dec, 2012 8:26 pm
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Post Re: Teaching the young bloke.
Hi Saff. Don't they have some sort of riding at the showgrounds in Caboolture on a Friday night? Maybe they could help?


Thu 13 Dec, 2012 10:16 pm
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Post Re: Teaching the young bloke.
I tried looking that up as i have seen it there also but the only thing I can find is Kilcoy MX club, which i dont have a problem with joining but i guess that would still fall under professional coaching. My other problem is, I am very much so a trail rider but the boy will obviously be getting into MX to start with and I wouldn't even know where to start with riding motocross.

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Thu 13 Dec, 2012 11:27 pm
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Post Re: Teaching the young bloke.
Research on Google and You Tube they have every thing


Fri 14 Dec, 2012 7:45 am
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Hi Saff,

How old is your little fella? My boy just turned 4 in October and got a KDX50. He's pretty scared of that thing. He's quite small for his age so we had to put the training-wheels on the bike which he doesn't like at all. He's been riding his bicycle without training wheels since he was 3 (had a pushbike before which made the transition easy) so he was used to "lean into the curves" which wasn't possible with the KDX. Long story short, I've put the bike back in the shed and will wait for another year or so until he gets both feet on the ground and we can take the training-wheels off. I guess this will make him feel much more comfortable.

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Fri 14 Dec, 2012 10:56 am
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My little fella is 3 but is very big for his age. He's not off the training wheels on his pushie yet but I don't think he's far off, I just really need to drum it into his head that he needs to watch where he is going (he gets distracted easily), other than that i feel his balance is pretty good.

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Fri 14 Dec, 2012 3:38 pm
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Post Re: Teaching the young bloke.
Start him on a quad for a bit , Then on two wheels


Fri 14 Dec, 2012 11:14 pm
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its not a bad idea, but i dont make enough money to buy a quad and then a bike. And besides which, I dont like quads since one nearly killed me in a roll over when i was a kid

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Post Re: Teaching the young bloke.
SAFF wrote:
My little fella is 3 but is very big for his age. He's not off the training wheels on his pushie yet but I don't think he's far off, I just really need to drum it into his head that he needs to watch where he is going (he gets distracted easily), other than that i feel his balance is pretty good.


Saff

Friends of our made up a set of training wheels in one piece that fitted across under the foot pegs which made riding the moto a lot easier for there little ones. Just kept them up right while they got the skill to handle riding a moto bike.
days
When my son started he got the basic's from us took him to a couple of training days that do basic's and we rode with him.

In 12 months I couldn't keep up to him, few years later I took him to a moto cross day and nearly had heart failure at how fast and high over jumps he rode, kept on putting my hands over my eyes.

This has happened with a lot of our friends and there riding kids.

Learning when young has it advantages kids have no fear which is not always a good thing.


Sat 15 Dec, 2012 10:40 am
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The best thing about kids is they Bounce very well
Unlike us older people who just go splat BangHead


Sat 15 Dec, 2012 5:56 pm
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so very true loony

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