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Old 05-18-20, 12:15 PM
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I beleive getting someone involved in an activity is the same regardless of age. Make the first trip as enjoyable and fun as possible. After a few "good" trips it is amazing how well the following trips will go, regrdless of wind weather etc. Get the "inductee" involved in planning, and make it their trip. A big mistake is putting a new person on a clunker bike that does not fit. It is hard to make the trip enjoyable or to have fun when various parts of your body are protesting loudly.

My wife and I have been riding and touring together for over 30 years, We got our kids involved in many of our activities, including bike touring and rock climbing, basically using those simple guidlines. Our daughters, one of which is a grandmother, have bike toured with us every year for the last 10 years.
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