Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Dirt Bike

What could be more fun for a nine year old boy than your very own dirt bike? And he lives on two acres of grass and trees, so there's plenty of room to ride it off-road without getting into too much trouble. But first, it's necessary to learn the rules of the trails and how to handle the bike safely, so off he went to Honda Junior Red Riders dirt bike school for some training and hands on experience.
 Junior Red Riders is a learning experience for ages 6 to 12. A day at dirt bike school teaches the fundamentals and the importance of safety gear, how to ride safely off-road and why it is important to respect the riding environment and conditions.
Safety gear is essential. The kids learn basic riding skills, acceleration, braking, balance, starting, stopping, some maintenance and some trouble shooting. He's hot and sweaty after a morning of instruction. And it looks like he had lots of fun.

15 comments:

Treey Stynes said...

I'd have loved a bike at that age.

Marie Smith said...

The experiences and training available to children today boggles the mind!

Blogoratti said...

What a fun experience and I'm sure a few of the boys will make a career out of racing later on. Warm greetings!

Angela said...

It sounds like fun! My children are grown up now but I am sure they would love to have something like this when they were younger.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A young boys dream Shammi ☺

troutbirder said...

Learning safety first is always a good idea...:)

Elephant's Child said...

Brilliant idea. Though it makes me think (in grief and anger) of a shocking story over here where a child's parents insisted she got back on the bike after numerous falls. She died from her injuries. Parents jailed. Too little, too late.

Anvilcloud said...

I'll bet he had an absolute blast.

Revrunner said...

We need the same training for cyclists.

stardust said...

Kids have much more option and chance for having fun nowadays but I’d have ambivalent feeling if my 4-year-old boy wants to ride a dirt bike when he gets a little older. It’s nice for kids to learn the whole about riding a bike in an organized way. My four-year-old boy enjoys simply pedaling a bicycle with support wheels and likes to play with radio-controlled off-road vehicle with his grandpa so far. Your grandson is so handsome.

Yoko

Jono said...

The little dirt bikes are very fun, but the big, loud ones will anger the neighbors.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shammickite - how lovely to see ... and to know that he's getting the basic ground rules of riding a bike, etc etc - the experience will always stand him in good stead - he looks a delight .. cheers Hilary

photowannabe said...

Hi Shammy, to answer your questions from my blog about the goats.....
Our local cities hire the herd to come in and "mow" down the fields and public land that could be a fire hazard. Since things are so dry in this region something has to be done.
Hillsides are too hard for a tractor but goats have no problem.
I took this photo at the local public use access area that has hiking trails and running paths. We have a lot of areas like this that are refuges for animals and Salmon.
there is always a shepherd and dog to protect and keep the goats safe and watered.
It's a lot cheaper than people doing it with a weed whacker, and keeps the animals fed too.
It's the best weed abatement around.

Sheila said...

He's a good looking boy Shammi. He looks exhilarated after his ride.
Where have the years gone? It was only yesterday you were announcing his arrival!

Tomoko said...

Hello,Shammic,
Oh,he learns so many basic rules to ride safe.What a great idea and training!
He is a good young boy! Happy day to you and your family.