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
09 F650GS, 03 XR250, 83 IT175