Don’t Ride If You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

My son TJ has been thinking about blogging so I’m letting him guest post a couple of times to see if he likes it. Please say hi to him.


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Me and my friends went for a bike ride to the local skate park. When we got there we decided that we were going to shoot some film for a video that we were going to post on YouTube. We were riding up and down the ramps for most of the day and pulling off dangerous tricks. My friend, who did not know what he was doing at the time, attempted a tailwhip and flipped over the bars. He hit the ground and the bike landed on him. For the past week now he has had neck pain. When he told me this I ordered him a neck pain pillow and told him to go for back pain treatment. He really should be riding.

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NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music! I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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  1. OK…so my son was 11 last year and doing this with friends and I didn’t know til I found it on his camera phone. Nearly had a COW!!! Plus, he had just gotten a new bike we had to save for, so it wasn’t too cool. BUT, I know kids have to have fun too. (Guess, hurting your neck and back is not the MOST fun though!)

    For ME…I’m OK watching on TV like Americas Funniest videos or even on Scarred. But…I just don’t want MY baby boy breakin’ his cute little face (he’d wanna kill me if he knew I said that!)haha!

    BRAVO on your Post, TJ. It’s fun hearing from the kid side of life too!

  2. I hope this story teaches a lesson to those who thinks of following in your footsteps.
    Dangerous tricks should be done under supervision or by professionals, because flipping over the bars could have left him paralyzed.
    I pray he feels better soon.

  3. Oh! Ouch! That must have hurt! I can’t even watch the funniest videos that have people flipping over on their bikes, It makes me cringe and I hide my eyes. THAT make my kids laugh 🙂

  4. that was sure nice to order him a pillow… I bet some warm heat & massage would feel good too!
    My son goes to bike & skate parks too, and writes for a blog… they have a group & have activities & events… he has been riding a long time…
    oh, he will be 37 next month!! he did skate boards too for awhile, but his passion is still BMX. His wife & 2 little boys go & watch him sometimes.
    here is the link if you would like to read it or write to them… my son’s name is Bosanova Bill…

    have fun!

  5. Yikes! I wasnt a trickster myself, but its neat to watch. I think the closest I ever came to a trick, was being worried I was going to bite the sidewalk as I tried to not fall off a skateboard, I later learned I did something right, in my attempt not to fall.=X
    My husband has back pain, I’m going to see if that site has anything for him! Thanks for the link.

  6. That title says it all. I think a lot of kids feel like they are immortal and bad things can’t happen to them until they experience something like this first hand or watching it happen to a friend.

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