Originally Posted by minerbill
From the Colorado Statutes:
42-4-1502. Riding on motorcycles.
(1) A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent seat if designed for two persons or upon another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle at the rear or side of the operator.
(2) A person shall ride upon a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on either side of the motorcycle.
Kinda silly, because MSF and other safety training teach you to stand up for certain situations, i.e. straddling objects. I stand up all the time. If a cop ever pulls me over, I hope it will be obvious I wasn't stunting and they accept my reasoning that I was stretching or straddling an object.