I am a father of 3, I have been riding dirt for over 35 years (part time). I started riding on the road 2 years ago when I was 50 ( My mom would never let me get a street bike when I was young then Life got in the way). I started all my kids dirt riding about 12 years ago. They all wanted to ride on the road so not being a hypocrite we agreed to some rules. First they got their drivers license at 17, wait 2 years then take the MSF course successfully which they all did. We also had many talks about safety and wearing the proper gear ( My best friend their "uncle" is a motorcycle cop and master bike instructor). Now we ride together and it is great. BUT I do worry and I do not know what I would do if one of them gets hurt. I think it would be worse not to let them enjoy the freedom and fulfillment we all get from riding our bikes!
Joe Bergen County
14 Tiger 800, 03 XR250, 83 IT175, 14 KTM 350 SX-F