In November I purchased a Dakar for my 17 year old son to use so he could ride with me. Christmas present. Yeah, I spoil my kid. He's a great kid though with a good head on his shoulders. Here is a video of his first lessons at the school in Issaquah over Christmas break. And a couple of shots of a ride around Puget Sound. The weather hasn't been very conducive for riding, especially a new rider. <IFRAME height=360 src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zgEwjn03MUg" frameBorder=0 width=640 allowfullscreen></IFRAME> Hopefully, after taking the Motorcycle Safety class, he will be riding with his 'ol man this summer Maybe even a trip up to the interior of British Columbia. Kind of curious on knowing how many of you folks ride with with your kids. My son and I have done alot of adventure trekking together in the north. This will add another dimension to our adventures I'm sure. Enjoy.