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  1. #1
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    12 year old nephew going on 3 week tour

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    My 12 year old nephew is going on a 3-week bike tour this summer, from Boston into Maine. He's been training, using a trainer through the winter and now outdoors a couple of times. I did a 15 mile ride with him last weekend. I'm doing work on his bike to get it ready - will be replacing tires, freewheel, chain, brake pads, cables. He's going to have a blast. So much fun helping him get ready.
    Oil is good, grease is better.

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  2. #2
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    That is so neat! Hope he has a wonderful fun trip.

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    Plus one on that. It's something he will remember for the rest of his life and, hopefully, be the first of many.

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    Very exciting! Is this with a group of other kids?

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  5. #5
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    Yes, it's an organized group of kids with adult leaders.
    Oil is good, grease is better.

    2007 Peter Mooney w/S&S couplers/Terry Butterfly
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3/Avocet O2 Air 40W
    1980 Columbus Frame with 1970 Campy parts
    1954 Raleigh 3-speed/Brooks B72

  6. #6
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    very neat and such positive things for a kid
    Helene
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  7. #7
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    I am betting he is going with the same group my son went with when he was 14. It was based in western MA. Same trip.
    That was it for my family. He came back, started racing, and the rest is history!
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  8. #8
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    That is awesome! How far into Maine are they going? They will probably come through my town.
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  9. #9
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    That sounds like a fantastic adventure for him. Good for you for helping.
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