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My son quits cycling.(9 posts)

My son quits cycling.Elefantino
Feb 1, 2002 7:03 PM
Maybe it's a casualty of my neck/back injuries, but my son (19) announced today that he is going to sell his bike and his other equipment. He says he isn't riding anymore, and when he does he just doesn't like cycling anymore, that he doesn't have time for it, and it's not really all that fun, and he'd rather have the money than his equipment.

However, my daughter (10) announced that she wants a road bike. And when I return to Austin NEXT year for RFTR, she wants to go.

You lose some, you win some.
Feb 1, 2002 8:38 PM
Sorry to hear, wish I could get my dad into cycling (I am 20).

Funny thing is, I'd rather have cycling equipment then the money... After this weekend, getting a road frame finally, I will have all of about $20 :). Oh well, worth it!

Goodluck with the daughter..
time for DNA testing?naff geezer
Feb 1, 2002 9:16 PM
just kidding :-)

let him go.

seeing your enthusiasm for the sport and the fact that he is in "those" years he will in time come back to it.

there is no point for anyone doing someting unless they really believe. if he comes back it will be with passion. if not leave him only your bicycles as his allotment in your will. you are his father after all.
time for DNA testing?weiwentg
Feb 1, 2002 9:24 PM
I agree. if his calling is cycling then he cannot be forced into it.
on a slightly different note, one of the girls on my cycling club sort-of-quit. she was getting dropped every ride, and there are very few ladies on the team. one of the ladies is sponsored by Specialized- she's very good. another is an Olympic caliber speed skater - I kid you not. so, my friend didn't have anyone to compare herself with ... we're trying to pull her back in. but she joined the Ultimate Frisbee team and likes it.
gosh, I hope she gets back into cycling, but if she likes frisbee, then good for her.
I don't understand it. then again, I like running, and my (mountain biker) friend does not understand that at all, either. don't worry about your son as long as he doesn't turn into a couch potato.
re: My son quits cycling.gtx
Feb 1, 2002 10:09 PM
Maybe it's a good thing? I'm not sure that I'd want my kids to get into it. My dad was a very serious rock climber and didn't exactly encourage me to get into it. I actually don't try to encourage any family members or close friends to get into riding--it's dangerous, and I'd say there is a decent chance of a serious accident in the first year or two while you learn the ropes (at least for those doing serious amount of riding/racing). If I have kids, I think I'd be more into them playing golf or tennis--something safe that could potentially pay for college. ;)
re: My son quits cycling.Akirasho
Feb 2, 2002 6:28 AM
... a lot of us older riders on this forum returned to cycling after leaving it in our youth... such is life.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
hey read this trunk-masterWoof the dog
Feb 2, 2002 3:23 PM
don't let him sell all of his bike(s) and equipment! Pay him the amount he would be able to sell all of that for and keep it downstairs in the basement or something. He will thank you later when he will really want to go for a nice ride!

If he sells it all now, he would have to pay probably twice that for all the new equipment.


Woof the dog.
Whoa Wolf, that makes sense-try to avoid it in the future ok? ;-) nmMB1
Feb 2, 2002 6:09 PM
Why be so jealous of a dog that is smarter than you? lolWoof the dog
Feb 3, 2002 8:47 PM
but i will try to avoid it just the need to insult little scrawny old men around here.

(running away hysterically laughing)

Woof the dog.