[RC] Very young riders in AERC rides - FancyNite
In a message dated 10/24/2002 8:24:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Say (for example) a junior rider has to have at least 100 miles of LDs to
be eligible to enter a 50 mile ride? (and) A junior rider has to have at least
400 miles to be eligible to enter a 100 mile ride? 100s take stamina,
strength, guts, ambition... the list is endless. Things that MOST (not all)
children just haven't mastered yet. >>
<<This is a logical, sensible, well thought out approach. This, I could go
along with. It may be a logistical and record keeping nightmare, but would
be well worth the effort and show, liability-wise, a sensible approach to
this perceived problem. Anybody have a problem with this idea?>>
So what is wrong with this idea??????
<<I don't think of a 5-year old as a toddler. Methinks you are underestimating what a 5-year old can think and do. Children who have challenging early childhood experiences grow up to be mature and extremely capable adults.>>
My mommy is pretty proud of how I turned out.<G> And you know what, there was a few times where I wanted to quit. Would she let me? Heck no she told me to quit my damn whining. Does that mean she abused me? I don't think so.. I know of few times I should have been.. <bg> Most of you seem to be forgetting this is a FAMILY SPORT. And I am more than grateful to have grown up with it!
Are you going to tell Maggie Price she can't take her grandkids on rides anymore? I didn't think so. When I seen her little grandaughter ride a 25 miler (I think she was 6) I was SOOO proud of her, she made me feel like a kid again.