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February 23, 2007 at 5:40 am #26106TideyFamilyMember
Tonight Nikota proceeded to tell me that he no longer wants to ride/race his bike. He told me that he only did it for me and that he has no interest in the sport what so ever. I am heartbroken over this. When I was younger all I could think about was having a son to take racing like my grandfather did with me. Besides racing Nikota and I have nothing at all in common, this was our one common bond. I myself just got back into racing because I thought he was having fun and it would be something WE could do TOGETHER. This is not a whim decision, I guess he told my wife weeks ago but they were both to affraid that I would break down.
I am sorry for being all sappy with you guys.
🙁February 23, 2007 at 5:53 am #402654130forlifeMember
man.. im sorryFebruary 23, 2007 at 6:40 am #40266
Greg I feel for you, we don’t think our daugther is going to want ot do it either, she says she is into cheerleading. My wife thinks she will change once spring gets here. Good Luck, I feel for yaFebruary 23, 2007 at 11:40 am #40269BIGANT-DOGMember
It sucks but at least he was honest with you, and maybe he will change his mind.February 23, 2007 at 3:05 pm #40280guinnessextremeMember
Sorry to hear that Tidey. Sometimes you gotta let your kids pick their own interests. Colin is sort of the same way. He loves to ride his bike, but I don’t really think the racing thing is in him. I am sure if his brother and I didn’t do it, he wouldn’t. Good luckFebruary 23, 2007 at 8:32 pm #40297adamguildMember
I feel ya(not literally)….My son has absolutely no interest in riding bikes at all ………..February 23, 2007 at 8:41 pm #40301bmiddaughMember
Did ya ask him what he did like?
Also, did ya ask him what it was about it that he wasn’t into?
That might help…. 🙁
Like it or not, everyone’s kids are little adults.
They aren’t kids, I mean did we think we were kids, when we were kids…?
Woa, I think I lost my train of something there…February 23, 2007 at 9:43 pm #40304rodneyMember
Both my kids are into bikes maybe not as much as me but into it .My 3 year old will try to race this year for the first time and my 10 year old will be racing again also .February 23, 2007 at 11:10 pm #40308TideyFamilyMember
Thanks for all of your comments. He just said he liked when I spent money on him and bought him new bike parts. He said he did it to make me happy but it wasn’t happy racing anymore. Thing is he was actually getting good. I mean he made his main all 3 days at the ABA Falls and was actually winning locals. I just know that him quiting is not going to hamper me and racing. I feel great, loosing wieght and having fun again. I just wish I had someone to have fun with. Thanks again guys.February 23, 2007 at 11:18 pm #40310bmiddaughMember
maybe it’s just the comp thing.
I think he is still down with the riding, but the racing thing can be a bit much at times.
ah, yes, I remember the thrill of every new part I wrangled my parents into buying me!
Keep having fun Greg, take the kid out build some small jumps and I think he’ll never stop being a BMXer. —
It all boils down to those little mounds of dirt and jumping.
(dang and I was hoping you were gonna say he was into drawing and designing stuff! LOL, could use more design guys in BMX)February 24, 2007 at 4:01 am #40341bmxmom156Member
oh sorry to hear that ..how old is he? how long is he racing?
i agree w/brett good advice to ask him what he likes about racing and what he dosnt… if he can make a list of good/ bad things it helps to iron out what is making him change his mind. if its the comp thing or if he is constantly in the back of the pack maybe focus onthe team thing instead of individ racing.. it can help if they are feelling like they suck( happens to everyone) then if they join a fun team ( not interested in team sheets/ points etc just the social end of it) it can change things..good luckFebruary 25, 2007 at 1:58 am #40355GENERALSCOOTERMember
WE got into trail and dirt jumps to keep the family aspect of it. and there is never an argument. but……. come race days arghhh… I think its the comp for sure. And the fact that there friends in school arent racing and they want to hang out with them. Kids want there indapendance its a hard thing to deal with some of mine race some are the perfect canadates for the chess team (I hate chess) so I find things we can relate to so they still feel loved. Its A hard thingFebruary 25, 2007 at 3:07 am #40371
Here Greg,she says she is into gymnastics now, but she still rides all over the placeFebruary 25, 2007 at 3:16 am #403804130forlifeMember
i NEED to make really small bmx legend shirts.. and REALLY big ones, hahaFebruary 25, 2007 at 3:17 am #40381
Dude, if you could make one for a four year old that would rock
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