She's Growing Up! - MVAgusta.net
 21Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
lc_brutale's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oceanside, California
Posts: 376
New Site Garage
She's Growing Up!

Ever since my daughter was little, she has asked about riding the motorcycle. We decided early on that 8 would be a good age to give it a try, so as she neared her eighth birthday in July, she periodically asked about when she gets to go for a ride.

This past weekend, we went shopping for gear (not much choice available for kids when it comes to street gear). And on Sunday, we went for our first ride together.

She's hooked! She had a great time on our short ride and now wants to go on another longer ride.

It's a difficult thing, this motorcycling. On the one hand I want to share my joy of motorcycling, and on the other, as a father, I worry about her safety. I know there are families that get involved in off road riding with their kids at a much earlier age, but I've never been dirt biking, so this is my way of introducing her to motorcycling for now. If she ends up inquiring about riding a dirt bike, we'll have to take it from there.

Kids, they grow up so fast!
Attached Images
 
mikecr50, drmasis, cruiser and 1 others like this.

Chris
2008 Brutale 910R
lc_brutale is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 02:41 AM
Senior Member
 
eddypro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: brisbane
Posts: 3,493
Great Photo,hang on tight,I feel a bit better as my daughter is now 23 and riding well.still i always worry.Have fun.
eddypro is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 05:08 AM
Moderator
 
Donsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 22,055
New Site Garage
Very cool mate.

Dons Nel
Own - Two F4 1000R's 06 and 07.
PayPal :
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

eMial:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mobile in Australia: 0438 385 776
Website with MV Manuals for Most models -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Donsy is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Big Randaddy
 
Randarosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Metro Atlanta
Posts: 17,189
Look at my avatar......my grand daughter and her mother on her second birthday.......at 20mph.

I know exactly how you feel. My baby wants to ride, standing in front of me, on my Ruckus.

910R, S4RS Monster,'78 BMW R100S, Heritage Softail, Chrome V-Rod, Sportster 48, Kawasaki Concours 1400, '07 Ultra Classic with sidecar, yellow Vespa LX 150, a cool little Ruckus, and a very understanding wife........
Randarosa is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 02:36 PM
Senior Member
 
J_Spec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Redding, California
Posts: 2,431
New Site Garage
That's awesome. I remember going on rides with my dad back in the day. When (if) I reproduce, my child will be immersed in the motorcycle world, male or female.

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. - George S. Patton
2008 MV F4 312R -- Luna (SOLD)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2016 MV Turismo Veloce 800 -- Sol (SOLD)
J_Spec is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 04:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 837
Excellent! get a set of these - it'll make it a lot more comfortable, safe, and secure for both you and her ....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DR-BIKE-HAND...m/B00B4T9JZS/2

MV-Moose is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 08:46 AM
Senior Member
 
eduardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Posts: 1,000
Great photo, Ic. I also fear for my boys when they ride with me, but that harness with handles is a really great help for the kids to hang on!
And once they ride with us...they get hooked for life!

Name:  Sebi bike.jpg
Views: 160
Size:  117.1 KB
eduardo is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 08:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 837
If you fear for them riding on the back of your bike, wait til you have to follow them hooning it on the road or around a track .......





Both my kids have ridden on the back of me from around 10yrs old, though not the MV ..... and those handle made a huge difference to both theirs and my comfort and their security and enjoyment, thats why I recommended them
MV-Moose is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Ryan Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 2,322
New Site Garage
Send a message via AIM to Ryan Stewart
Quote:
Originally Posted by lc_brutale View Post
If she ends up inquiring about riding a dirt bike, we'll have to take it from there.
One of my earliest memories was riding on the back (I dont recall any gear) of a little 50cc "dirt bike" around our cul de sac. We eventually upgraded to 250s, then him British bikes and me Italian. Both my brother and I made it past 30, she should do fine.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ryan Stewart is online now  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Senior Member
 
doggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kent England
Posts: 1,459
My daughter is 10 and we go out every now and then just for a few miles . It makes me really nervous! . She has textile trousers and jacket and likes the pillion handles around my waist . She's been on my MV once but prefers the hornet and also my Honda vision scooter .


Brutale 800 Italia
Monster 796 .
doggy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome