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Finlay @ 3 years old hits Glentress "Berm Baby Berm

In the space of 12 months, my son has gone from riding a balance & pedal bike at 2 years old to hitting a blue run in a Scottish trail centre. Shot on an iPhone 4/4S. Emotive soundtrack from Andy Williams (famous Honda Ad), Fenech Soler and Peter Bjorn. Been asked so bikes : Kokua Jumper Balance Bike (Jackson Goldstone's first rig) and Ridgeback MX14. Portable jet washer at the end is a Mobi V15.

70 Comments

  • + 22
 Thanks folks. My son is watching this everyday and loves your comments. It's been the Pinkbike vids that have inspired him. He'd rather watch 3 Minute Gaps and Follow Me than cartoons and kids TV. So glad I got him a full face as he's already had a face plant. Cheers, Cal
  • + 18
 good parenting right there mate ! Smile
  • + 4
 Thats awesome that he watches "follow me" and "3 minute gaps"

In 10-15 years I'm expecting to see him @ UCI DH WC! Goodluck to him and his riding in whichever direction he goes in.
  • + 2
 You're one hell of a dad, gotta say. Good job there, he'll be beating todays talent in no time!
  • + 2
 Sweet video! looks like being a dad can be a lot of fun! Nice iMovie edit too. well done.
  • + 1
 This video is truly awe inspiring, what a fantastic kid! What a fantastic dad for that matter Razz made me grin so much, pity the wee guy is better than me already :/
  • + 20
 Aaron gwin eat your heart out Wink
  • + 8
 Cheers guys......much appreciated

He's only had his 14" wheeler 3 months and the bearings are shot on the rear cassette and the BB is goosed. Sheer torque I reckon ! He likes to "mash the cranks" as he proclaims on the approach to big hills...

Having been inspired by videos from this community it's great to give something back to yourselves.

Take it easy out there.....
  • + 8
 Makes me wish I had a father growing up. Really good to see there are more awesome dads out there, especially ones into biking getting their kids set up to kill it. The next generation is gonna be faster than ever
  • + 6
 This vid completely made my day. great start to a monday! i sat here grinning at my desk until it was over, thanks for sharing!
  • + 4
 I know what my three year old is getting for xmas now! Fair play to you both, I bet your heart was in your mouth when you done the speed test down that road! Keep it up finlay, I hear father xmas is bringing you a V10!
  • + 6
 And the father of the year award goes to....loved the vid.
  • + 6
 hes amazing!! bet u hell be world champion at the age of 18 Wink
  • + 2
 Pretty inspirational mate, your doing a fantastic job as a parent and because you have got your son in to biking so early he will be sure to do well if he chose to make a career out of mountain biking. I will have to look out for him at Fort William in 14 years time ! Keep up the good work wee man Smile
  • + 1
 This vid made me wish my son was a bit older he is 18months and can just about stand on a balance bike but I think it's a bit on the large side (we got for free though) how long did it take home to get the hang of it?

And Finlay keep up the awesome rippin if you do Danny Hart will have to look out
  • + 1
 Hi - I would say he got into the plastic bike in the house with great ease and then instinctively knew what do to on the Kokua Jumper. He watched Jackson Goldstone's school run video and that was it. He could ride a bike with stabilisers but was cornering too fast and nearly tipping over. The first time I took the stabilisers off he just rode off into the sunset. In summary, balance bike helped with the obvious balance & weight transfer and the push bike helped with pedalling and learning to use the brakes. Having said that, the Kokua had a brake. Cheers
  • + 1
 Thanks for all the feedback guys :o)


@dhchase101 - these are German bikes. The model here is a Kokua Jumper. I got mine from www.likeabike.co.uk but there must be US importers somewhere. I first saw this bike when Jackson Goldstone made an appearance. They come with two elastomers, two seat posts in different lengths with an aluminium frame and alloy wheels. High quality indeed.....
  • + 1
 What a great video !!!! Something that you'll son will cherish ! My favorite part is when he's powe rwashing his bike at the end of the ride Smile Endearing ! Smile Well done on all accounts!!
  • + 2
 this is really amazing i would love to see videos of the lil guys progression year by year because for his age he is doing a really great job at biking Keep it up lil guy
  • + 1
 Outstanding! What all dads should aspire to be like. Unfortunately all my 3 year old girl wants to do is play dollies, not from lack of trying to get her to ride her bike mind. Props to you mate.
  • + 1
 I went up to Scotland to do all 7 stanes and at Glentress rode past them both on the freeride park section whilst on the red trail. Major props to the Dad. Keep it up and he will be World champ at something one day. Smile
  • + 1
 Nice one......did you see the older cats on the MTB tandem ? The woman on the back must have been 60 or so. Very lucky with the weather that day. I see someone stacked it and was taken to A&E. Not good...Cheers for the feedback..
  • + 1
 Ouch. Managed to get round all 7 without stacking it but my Dad had a bad off that took him out for Glentress which is definatelt the best. The freeride section is very good aswell as I took my Dj bike too. Smile
  • + 4
 How much for both the kid and the bike ?
  • + 1
 ebay
  • + 1
 Hey fellas - thanks again for all the support. 11 months on and I have taken Finlay back on the same run.

He's wearing his own Go-Pro this time round and is following me : vimeo.com/50642691

Cheers
  • + 2
 hes well good i started riding at 2 and a half, but didnt have a dad like you
  • + 2
 wish i started at this age... amzing though Big Grin .... awesome to see this dude already shredding Wink
  • + 3
 what a little dude,race blood
  • + 2
 you can hear the pride in your voice when your talking to him, he's an absolute little ripper! Salute
  • + 1
 Wish I could do that at such young age! He will be such a boss when he gets a 26"
  • + 2
 Great video Dad, Jackson really liked it too!
  • + 2
 awesome,if only our parents did this with us
  • + 1
 Thats brilliant! Good to see them getting started at an early age! Furture pro! tup
  • + 1
 Great vid, great riding by your son. He's gonna be a real shredder no doubt of it.
  • + 1
 Wow this kid is doing good for his age! Keep up the good work and im sure he will go far! Good luck!
  • + 1
 Well Done little fella!!!! My 4 year old is here sat watching saying can we go there.
  • + 1
 yeah the next steve peat in the making good rideing lad and keep up the good work
  • + 1
 I couldnt bleev it when i saw this video what an inspiration! I watched it smilein the whole time! Great work!
  • + 1
 Stoked for him! Gracia better watch out next year at Fort William! Hopefully see him ripping the trails at Glentress.
  • + 1
 ahah this video reminds me of me when i was ah kid aha thats awsome keep up the good riding
  • + 1
 What a Little Legend!!!!! He is gonna be the next World Champion if he keeps it up. Wish i had biked from such a young age!
  • + 1
 that little dude is going to be showing all us how to ride a bike soon, keep it up little man Big Grin
  • + 1
 This kids gonna turn PRO when hes older I mean learning to ride a downhill track at 3 yrs old AWESOME
  • + 1
 thats nice mate (:
and i whant to see more Big Grin dont stop doing those videos of himm
  • + 2
 I wish i head a father like you! Congratulations!
  • + 3
 What a little legend.
  • + 2
 so cool ! danny hart ! watch you back !
  • + 2
 Wish I was that cool..
  • + 1
 I wish I started riding at 3 years old
  • + 1
 I love how he still has a car seat, yet is still sick on a bike!
  • + 1
 danny hart watch your back! haha what a little shredder! Big Grin
  • + 1
 This kid will be so sick when he gets older! Keep it up man
  • + 1
 He's going to be a heck of a rider, when he grows up!
  • + 1
 this todler in 5 years will go to rampage hehe
  • + 1
 WHAT! this crazy little pinner! what a legend!
  • + 1
 Your kid's gonna RIP when he grows up!
  • + 1
 where can i get one of those balance bikes? my daughter would love it.
  • + 1
 aha that was brilliant!! good job!
  • + 1
 Good to see the encouragement of protection as well haha dont see it alot.
  • + 1
 This kid is gunna rip when he is older, keep him in the sport Big Grin
  • + 1
 Infact hes better than my mate
  • + 1
 Quality!!!!!!!!!! I wish i was that good at that age!
  • + 1
 what a dude! great things in the future...
  • + 2
 He is very good Smile
  • + 1
 nice ! Smile well done !
  • + 1
 GUNNA BE A PRO
  • + 1
 Black next(: Little star
  • + 1
 I'm in love !
  • + 1
 awesome!

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