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Old 11-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Picked Daughter up at School Today

No pictures but I thought I'd relate this. Yesterday on the playground after school my 6 year old daughter asks how come I haven't driven the motorcycle to school to pick her up this year. I didn't have any answer so today I threw her helmet in the side bag and drove the bike around on my errands.

When I told her that I drove the motorcycle she was conflicted, she wanted to stay and play but she also wanted to leave while all her friends were still there. I told her that when her friends started to leave we'd leave and she went around telling everyone that she was going home on a motorcycle.

Well when her best friend was getting ready to leave we had to leave. She was worried that her friend would go before the friend could see my daughter ride away. There was no reason to worry, all the kids on the playground lined up at the curb and watched us drive away. I couldn't see my daughters face but all the children on the playground sure had wide smiles.

I think I helped elevate my daughter's coolness factor (and mine) at school.

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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Way to go Chad!!!

My four grand daughters all enjoy riding with Grandpa on the DR650. The oldest just got her license but not the motorbike endorsement yet. Mom says not until 18 years old.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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And on the flip side I picked up my 14 year old daughter at school the other day on my scooter and when we got home she started crying. She was embarrassed to be on a scooter in front of her friends. Enjoy them when they are young, before the inhibitions set in.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:33 AM   #4
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And on the flip side I picked up my 14 year old daughter at school the other day on my scooter and when we got home she started crying. She was embarrassed to be on a scooter in front of her friends. Enjoy them when they are young, before the inhibitions set in.
At that age it doesn't matter what you drive if it's at all different. When I was about that age my dad dropped me off at a football game in 1956 Thunderbird and I was so embarrassed to be dropped off in such an old car.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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Great story. My god child wanted me to pick her up with my motorcycle on her last day of school but her mom said NO. Bitch!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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That's awesome! I can't wait my youngest is 5 and chomping at the bit to ride. She should be able to ride on the back safely soon because she is tall. We ride around the neighborhood with her in front of me and I think we could stay out all day and she wouldn't mind.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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I did that for my son in one of his last days of pre-school. For once, the V-Strom was clean, and I arrived with all of his gear in the top and side cases. The little bugger STRUTTED out to the parking lot, geared up (and dropped trowsers to get his MX pants on) and left waving like Prince Charles during a parade. I still have Mother and Fathers giving me the stink eye at Birthday parties because **I"m** the Dad with the kid who started the begging for a bike in their home.

He had a hard time with the last ride of the season...



But is already making ADVrider style plans for next year for trips AND asked about racing in the PeeWee class next summer.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #8
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I did that for my son in one of his last days of pre-school. For once, the V-Strom was clean, and I arrived with all of his gear in the top and side cases. The little bugger STRUTTED out to the parking lot, geared up (and dropped trowsers to get his MX pants on) and left waving like Prince Charles during a parade. I still have Mother and Fathers giving me the stink eye at Birthday parties because **I"m** the Dad with the kid who started the begging for a bike in their home.

He had a hard time with the last ride of the season...



But is already making ADVrider style plans for next year for trips AND asked about racing in the PeeWee class next summer.

What a great picture! Good memories for you. Nice!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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No pictures but I thought I'd relate this. Yesterday on the playground after school my 6 year old daughter asks how come I haven't driven the motorcycle to school to pick her up this year. I didn't have any answer so today I threw her helmet in the side bag and drove the bike around on my errands.

When I told her that I drove the motorcycle she was conflicted, she wanted to stay and play but she also wanted to leave while all her friends were still there. I told her that when her friends started to leave we'd leave and she went around telling everyone that she was going home on a motorcycle.

Well when her best friend was getting ready to leave we had to leave. She was worried that her friend would go before the friend could see my daughter ride away. There was no reason to worry, all the kids on the playground lined up at the curb and watched us drive away. I couldn't see my daughters face but all the children on the playground sure had wide smiles.

I think I helped elevate my daughter's coolness factor (and mine) at school.

Chad
Now this story is exactly what being a good dad is all about!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:59 PM   #10
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Awesome. I was on my dad's motocross bike when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I took my son on the bike this summer to go up and down the street. He is 6 and now he wants his own bike. Now my daughter is 2. Only 3 more years and she will be on the bike. hopefully another to the dark side. Lol.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:11 PM   #11
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... I couldn't see my daughters face but all the children on the playground sure had wide smiles.

I think I helped elevate my daughter's coolness factor (and mine) at school.

Chad

She is now the Queen of cool. At 6 years old!
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #12
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Nice, last month ii picked up my 6 year old from school, shes in the first grade, took her to have some ice cream and then to the park, she loved it, daddy and daughter time!

Got a park right by our place, i take her there on the bike all the time,

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:20 AM   #13
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Where you guys live. what are the rules for passenger age. Our laws are kinda vague the only thing I can establish is if the feet touch the pegs then it's ok. I want to take my son for a country ride just not sure a six yr old should be on a bike. As a passenger on the roads for a long time. Our car folk are kinda stunted in the intelligence department.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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Nice, last month ii picked up my 6 year old from school, shes in the first grade, took her to have some ice cream and then to the park, she loved it, daddy and daughter time!

Got a park right by our place, i take her there on the bike all the time,

She looks a tall six year old...... not far of ready to start riding herself, maybe?

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Where you guys live. what are the rules for passenger age. Our laws are kinda vague the only thing I can establish is if the feet touch the pegs then it's ok. I want to take my son for a country ride just not sure a six yr old should be on a bike. As a passenger on the roads for a long time. Our car folk are kinda stunted in the intelligence department.
Here in Thailand motorcycles are the norm for getting around. They outnumber cars three to one on the road. Regular folks' kids start riding as babes in arms. To people around these parts it would seem strange that people elsewhere have issues about when to start carrying kids on motorcycles.

Growing up on a farm back in New Zealand, kids are passengers on motorcycles from an early age, and learn to ride quite young. I started soon after my father got a Honda CT90 to use on the farm in 1966. I was eleven, and had been riding a bicycle (on the road and off) for several years by then.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #15
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Got my oldest son started at 6 riding on the back of my old GL1100 Wing. He only rode the three blocks from school to home, but he was defined cool with his 1st grade friends. I used a bungie cord to lock the armrests closed and he had no problem reaching the footboards. He's still riding and so are his brothers. Responsible parents hate us.
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