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I'm a fairly bookish, library-loving mom who is constantly amazed by my 12-year-old
son. I could handle the skateboards, hockey, BMX bikes -- but now he wants a dirt
bike. I feel it's unsafe, environmentally unsound, and expensive -- but he is very angry
that I'm shutting him down without considering this. Are there groups out there that
would let him rent a bike and equipment and let me find out more about this without
shelling out big bucks?
Timid mom of daredevil kid
Hi! I'm a mom who has ridden motorcycles on the street for
almost 20 years, and love the sport as a whole. I was
surprised when my kids wanted to ride - just hadn't thought it
through, had I? So now I'm the mom of two boys, 8 and 9 years
of age, who ride. Your concerns are valid, and then of course
there is the fact that it is an expensive sport as well. But I
do think my boys have learned a lot about responsibility,
personal safety, and much more. Please feel free to email me
directly or give me a call if you want to chat
more about it.
We just found out that we are going to have a little boy, and
my husband is insistant that he have a dirtbike themed room. I
looked on the web for fabric to make the crib bedding, but had
no luck. Any suggestions? Any suggestions for other room
I was just at JoAnn Fabric in Emeryville, looking for a maritime
theme fabric to make curtains for my son's room (it has a
maritime/nautical theme). I know the feeling picking a theme
that isn't the standard sports theme, etc. But I did see several
motorcycle and bicycle themed prints at JoAnn. There are also
cars and general transportation themes. Construction is maybe a
good alternative choice to the dirtbike idea, since I remember
running across a lot of that on the web. But hey, I wouldn't
give up on the dirtbike idea just yet. It is kind of nice to
have it be an unusual theme.
What if you mixed up some mud-colored fabric paint and ran a
bike tire (or large toy truck tire) through it and then over a
solid color fabric for a muddy tire track effect and used that
for the bumper (and maybe a wall-hanging quilt and/or room
border), and just bought solid coordinating sheets? That might
be a little more subtle than some of the dirt-bike fabric I've
seen out there. Also, check out the tips in this discussion:
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf789101.tip.html. RJR Fabrics makes
a line called ''Something to Talk About'' that includes a now-
discontinued dirt-bike print, but it's still available some
places online, like http://honeyforkfabrics.com, and likely on
Ebay. Lastly, I think their stuff is a little over-the-top, but
there's a whole site (www.dirtkids.com) devoted to dirt-bike
themed bedding. Good luck and have fun!
I love Google
There is a woman named Kristen on your board who asked for advise on a "Dirt Bike Themed" (heading to her post)room for her new baby. The fabric is impossible to find and after searching for 4 years I found it and wanted to pass the information to her.
I was doing a Yahoo search online for Dirt Bike wall boarders and your site with her post popped up.
She can find the fabric at the following link.....
The fabric details ~ Timeless Treasures Fabrics, INC Pattern # GM - C8993
My son got a dirt bike for his 11th b-day and now needs the
right clothes (accessories) to go riding. Does anyone know of an
outlet aroung here. Size YL 12-14, boots 8.5 or mens small,
chest protector, pants, etc. . .
Try Sierra Trading Post (www.sierratradingpost.com) They are
an ''outdoor'' on-line outlet store, and have some ATV and dirt
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