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EagleIsland Thu 29-Dec-16 17:34:15

We are in New Hampshire, outside its a blizzard, 2-3" of snow per hour. 50mph gusts and -15 windchill. My 16 year old DS has been wanting a ATV (normal for kids over here)

We live in the middle of nowhere (25 miles to the corner shop) 4miles to the nearest tarmac road. I told him he can have one only once he has learned to repair it in the worst possible conditions.....because that's when shit happens.

Soo we have just spent the last hour outside in the snow storm changing tires and spark plugs.

Was I too harsh?

Palomb Thu 29-Dec-16 17:35:47

What's a fox bat and what's an ATV?

DesolateWaist Thu 29-Dec-16 17:37:16

I have no idea what most of that means.

What I understand though is that you want him to be safe and deal with shit if it happens.
That is fine.

DesolateWaist Thu 29-Dec-16 17:38:20

Is ATV an all terrain vehicle? Like at the end of The Shining?

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Thu 29-Dec-16 17:38:46

All terrain vehicle?

Cherrysoup Thu 29-Dec-16 17:39:21

I think it's very sensible. If the ATV breaks down and he's miles from anywhere, fair enough.

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Thu 29-Dec-16 17:39:44

Cross post Desolate!

mummy2be30 Thu 29-Dec-16 17:40:27

ATV - All Terain Vehicle god knows what a fox bat is...confused

Pallisers Thu 29-Dec-16 17:40:43

I saw a foxbat once in the zoo in Boston. It was feeding time. Almost made me a vegetarian.

Is an ATV safer than a car/truck? Wouldn't you just get him his licence and lessons and have him drive your truck? But maybe it works differently where you live.

PurpleDaisies Thu 29-Dec-16 17:41:25

Foxbat? confused

FruJustFru Thu 29-Dec-16 18:06:47

I guess an ATV (all terrain vehicle) is what we call a Quad Bike? And maybe a Foxbat is an enclosed snow vehicle?

Anyway, OP, I think you're absolutely right to ensure he knows how to fix any problems in bad conditions. No, you were not too harsh.

bloodymaria Thu 29-Dec-16 18:08:40


EagleIsland Thu 29-Dec-16 18:10:21

ATV is a quad bike, he has got his driving license. sounded fun!

EagleIsland Thu 29-Dec-16 18:11:51

As for snow vehicles we have skidoo's

steff13 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:18:48

I thought a foxbat was an aircraft.

FruJustFru Thu 29-Dec-16 18:21:53

I was going to say a Skidoo for the Foxbat - so if it's not a Skidoo what is a Foxbat please OP?!! Or do you mean a small light aircraft/microlight?

FruJustFru Thu 29-Dec-16 18:26:39

Foxbat aircraft

DesolateWaist Thu 29-Dec-16 18:30:47

But what it a fox bat?

FruJustFru Thu 29-Dec-16 18:32:48

This is what we're trying to establish, Desolate!!

EagleIsland Thu 29-Dec-16 19:41:08

Foxbat is a aircraft, also a type of bat as far as I know

helpimitchy Thu 29-Dec-16 19:45:01

Is a foxbat like a flying squirrel?

FruJustFru Thu 29-Dec-16 19:49:07

So the aircraft is like the link I posted a bit upthread?!

creakyknees13 Thu 29-Dec-16 19:50:50

name sounded fun!

But why name your thread that? Did you mean to use it as a username? It makes no sense. Maybe read your post over and ask how it comes across to someone who has no knowledge of your family or your situation.

Dontneedausername Thu 29-Dec-16 19:51:43

So why the reference to foxbat?
You want to get him a plane/inappropriate pet?!

EagleIsland Thu 29-Dec-16 20:29:21

Just noticed the title that was in error, wondered what all the interest was!

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