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Just registered the man-child for his first triathlon

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  1. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    We have no idea what we're doing but a kids triathlon sounds pretty fun. 100yd swim, 1 mile trail run and 4.1 mile ride on a mostly paved greenway.

    I asked him about it yesterday to see if he was interested and he was like, "um..sure..sounds fun" :D

    so bright and early this sunday morning he'll find out whether he loves or hates tri's ;)

    it's been an off-season for him in regards to riding but i haven't pushed him for fear of pushing him out of a sport in which he has obvious talent. hopefully a fun tri like this will spark his interest. he has excelled in gymnastics this year but i'd love to see him back on the bike more.

    any other parent monkeys taken their kid(s) to one of these events?

    http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Parks/Facilities/trails/kidstri.htm

    obligatory lil-manimal riding shot from this season ;) (Lee's McRae Dual Slalom race, July 2010)
     

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  2. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I'd say congrats but I was told to NEVER speak to the cops


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    Congrats
     
  3. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    your parents must have been dirty ;)
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Congrats.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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  6. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Sweet. Good luck lil manimal.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I'd put my 6 year old in one, but she's more of animal than a dog. She would run/bike/swim til her toes fell off if you let her.


    i realized she was a mutant this summer when she went from level II swim class to level IV in 1 weeks time and was waving at me sitting on her butt in the bottom of the 10 foot.:thumb:

    If he has any sort of an obsessive gene, you'll see it this race.
     
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    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    He'll kick a$$!
     
  9. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    I've been working for a month to get that berm dialed in, and it looks like hes shredding it up after one day! :rolleyes:

    As for the tri, good luck to him, I'm sure he'll destroy the rest of the kids his age when he gets on the bike
     
  10. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    You go, Noah! I bet he wins.
     
  11. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Which parent was a lawyer?
     
  12. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    haha...those small wheels help him out in tight berms ;)

    i can't decide which bike he should ride. he has his 20" that he can XC fairly well if the seat is way up but he can also ride mrs. manimal's 13.5" framed 26" bike. the course is mostly paved and i think he'll be faster on the big bike but he wants to ride his 20" so he can "jump rocks and curbs and stuff" ;) :thumb:
    i find it amusing that most tri types are worried about weight, aero, cadence, etc...and noah just wants to huck things along the way :rofl:
     
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    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    if a lawyer, then they were definitely dirty ;)
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Good luck Lil Manimal! Always great to hear his is still riding at least a little (still more than me).
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    That triathlon sounds about my speed.
     
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    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    Wow... I just cant believe how big he is now. I remember some of your vids from a while back when he was jsut learning to ride.


    Oh shoot... Talked to a cop. I take that all back. I cannot comment on if I have seen or not seen how he has grown. I cannot even say if I have sight or even exist at all. Maybe I'm just a figment of your imagination. Nothing to see here... move along... move along.
     
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    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    no kidding...he shot up like a weed this past year! he's up to his mom's shoulders now.
    first day of school 2010
     
  18. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Only if they let me use my water wings, though.
     
  19. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    he kicked butt today! finished 48 out of over 100. got smoked in the pool, kept up on the run (but stopped for a few minutes to wait for an adult with a girl who had sprained her ankle), and passed about 15 kids on the bike portion. he was thoroughly spent at the uphill finish line but sprinted across the line anyway. i r proud :D :thumb:

    in line for the 10 second interval starts (he's standing with his age group and is still one of the shortest kids out there :rofl: ;) )

    in the pool

    taking off for the run...putting on his jersey on the way

    final 50 yds of the run with the "little sister cheering club" running in with him :D

    bike transtion (he rode mrs. manimal's bike...and the big wheels helped!...he also had his azonic helmet with built in speakers so i rigged up his mp3 player in his jersey..he was rockin' during the ride ;) )

    more cowbell!! "little sister cheering club"

    sprinting up the finish line hill, determined to stay in front of the kid behind him

    one happy and tired kid :thumb:


    he just told me that he want's to do another one...looks like it's time to teach him how to swim faster ;)
     
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    And whos going to teach him? :D
     
  21. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    you're talking to a florida boy here...it's practically a state fitness requirement to swim your first mile by age 9 ;)

    wanna race? :D
     
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    C'mon, you know what bike he should ride.....

     
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    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    it'll never happen! as a matter of fact, we saw a girl with decked out kid-sized tri bike on a roof rack and noah turned to me and laughingly said, "hahaha...roadie" :rofl: i've trained that boy right!
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    Just see if he still feels the same when the girl on the tri bike drops him like a bad habit. :D
     
  25. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Props to your offspring.

    Keep that boy on dirt. Every roadie who tries to follow me into the SL trails keeps asking how to get out.
     
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    cangrats to him and good luck!
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    That wouldn't have been this girl, would it?



    Already made it onto bikerumor.com.....