...I love riding a motorbike, but would you be happy with your kids taking to the roads....as a parent I think some sort of protective instinct kicks in which tells me to be less than encouraging!...maybe when he's a bit older, ie more sensible! " />
Do you want your kids riding...?
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Definately! They already ride. They must learn by experience to make them rounded individuals. With the right supervision and training they have as good a chance as anyone else. (As in all things in this life). DB
he does worry
me though, he even fell of his push-bike the other day going to work ffs !!
My youngest rides a CBR600F and whilst I have taught him all I know, you still worry. Any parent will. He's talking of buying a car, so will be unable to tax, insure and service both?
My two eldest boys are already ridding their own bikes, I must admit I do worry especially when they leave the 'old man' standing... perhaps I am growing old and my past actions of stupidly racing for 'beer money' on a Friday night are comming back to haunt me... Saying that I also worry about them in their 'chaved' cars but at least they have 'air bags' in the cars.
As a parent I always worry, the same as other parents but wrapping kids in cotton wool I think is not the anwser.
I suppose it wont be long before ny youngest son is yearning to be mobile as he already keeps sitting on my FJR..." />
The one thing I have noticed is they cost me a bloody fortune in repairs etc...
Kids hey... I love them but I couldnt eat a whole one..
I'll never have my own kids, but I'd happily support my two nephews and two nieces if they decide to do the two-wheeled thing when they are old enough. Sadly I expect my sisters will curtail any such plans.
Motorcycling may have died by then anyway, we are nearing the end of the limited shelf life after all.
I wouldn't discourage them from it, by any means; but, if I caught them riding about without proper protective gear, just like their mother used to do, oh the trouble I'd give them!
That's it girl.... stay positive!! lol " />
Think if I ever have kids, which i hope i will, i'll try to itroduce them to motorcycles at a young age.. if they take to it and like it then great, if not... err... i'll try to teach 'em knitting or sumfink!!
Just being realistic. We are coming towards the end of the 'golden age of motorcycling'. Think of other forms of transport that enjoyed success but as times changed were no longer sustainable.
There's a lot of research going into vehicles propelled by fossil fuel alternatives and even into different ways of living and travelling as the world becomes more densely populated and resources become more scarce. Very little of this research involves two-wheeled motorised transport. Look at how little the technology of the motorcycle has evolved since the early days.
Yes it would be nice to dream of hydrogen-driven bikes but I can't see it happen. Legislation will force the hand ultimately. Manufacturers will only build vehicles that are supported by successive governments.
Enjoy it whilst you can folks.
stopped me getting a bike when i was 17. i then got a car licence and 20 years of road knowledge. i have always been on bikes off road but now im on the road and know what to expect with wolly drivers pulling out ect....
thanx dad for keeping me alive. i now have to kids to show for it and maturity. i will do the same with my kids.
MY LITTLE GIRL IS NEARLY 5 MONTHS BUT WOULD LOVE HER TO RIDE BIKES I THINK ITS IN THE BLOOD
Don't have kids of my own but have taught friends kids how to ride bikes aswell as how to repair and service them
Thanks for that depressing forecast...are you by any chance a pessimist?
My lad has a R1
I worry all the time 'cos I know he rides like a tit.
My little girl done her CBT last week. I feel a bit better about her.
Nothing to do with the roads being more crowded, really. Just that dread feeling that mortality, after all, is not a myth - which creeps in as you get older.
I stopped enjoying rides at the Fair after I had my first child, because I started noticing how shoddy they made them, and how most of the seats are held on by one tiny pin, etc. too
Manufacturers will only build vehicles that are supported by successive governments.
Yeah, but, there are already steam-driven, electrically started, half-pedal/half motorcycle sort of motorbikes built. So, even if fossil fuels went totally tits up, there are alternatives and maybe most manufacturers wouldn't take them on, but, some of those weird arsed Japanese ones would for sure - and new people would start up.
So, no, as long as there are humans left who love to hurtle themselves down the road with inadequate protection, at dangerous speeds, there will be some form of motorbike.
They may not be anything the average person could afford, but, they will exist.
And, by the way, there are people over here who make their own fuel out of the used cooking oils from fast food restaurants, to use in their vehicles, including their motorcycles. Not many, but enough to know that it can be done!
MY GIRLFRIEND WAS STILL RIDING PILLION AT 35 WEEKS PREGNANT WE BOTH LOVE BIKES AND OUR BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL ALREADY KNOWS THE SOUND OF DADDYS BIKE AND GOD BLESS HER SHE WATCHES THE RACING TOO.
kids on bikes
puss jnr has her own bike as well as a car & I'm happy for her..how could I not be really?..would be a bit hypocritical...she's always been a bit of a daredevil so no surprise really...& she has people supporting her who I trust so that's good... as for her twin bro he has a car licence but he's never really got into bikes which is fine, but if he did it would be cool ....
I AGREE WITH PUSS IT WOULD BE WRONG TO SAY "DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO". I HOPE MY LITTLE GIRL GETS A BIKE WHEN SHE IS OLDER IN FACT I WOULD EVEN BUY IT FOR HER.
I see your point but don't think that's right... Look at the development and interest going into the TTXGP at the Isle Of Man this year.. manufacturers are making alternative-fuel bikes and we read a lot about this.
Also.. say steam travel is your passion... If you put your mind to it you can find and buy an ancient steam-roller and go to the rally's and have fun with all the other steam lovers at the steam festivals..
Bikes will always be here.. their popularity may dwindle and laws may affect their form and power source, but as long as people like us exist.. passionate devotees.. there will always be bikes... Well, i'll always have one!
KIds on bikes
My kids dont like me riding my bike,maybe its because of recent accidents(not my fault third party as usual),I suppose its the heartache and the pain they suffer when i or we get hurt,im in 2 minds on this one,Yes for the pleasure and enjoyment, No for the injuries and the possibilityof death