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Old 03-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #11
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Durango,CO(not quite Purgatory)
Oddometer: 3,642
I'm just about ready to get son number 2 on the back of the GS. He is 6 and can touch the passenger pegs. His brother is 11 and has been riding on the back since he was 6 or 7.
Besides being ATGATT, I keep them tethered to me via an old climbing harness and quick draws. At least for the first year.
We also have a system of 'taps' to let me know what he needs.
One tap-gotta pee
Two taps-tired
Three taps-slow down
I also make sure he knows what I am doing. I'll give him a tap on the knee when I am going to accelerate into a pass or before I slow for a turn.

As for the grandparents.....whose kids are they?
I sure as h&!! don't ask my folks what to do with my kids.

My dad and I have ridden together a few times, but I never rode on the back with him driving. He has been a passenger on my bike, though.
I find your lack of faith in the force disturbing.
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