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Re: I just realized I'm getting old
The first thing I tell kids is that if they get a bike, to ride it like they stole it, and worry about the consequences later. Oh, and I also tell them that wheelies are a must because it will defnitely get them laid and earn the respect of all their friends. But on a serious note, when kids ask me about my bike, they usually ask one of two things- 1.) How fast will it go? and 2.) Can you do a wheelie? My replies- 1.) way faster than I need to and 2.) yes, but not in traffic and only on back roads where it's safe (come on, I gotta sound like a badass somehow). I tell them that I always wear my helmet because you're stupid if you don't. I always tell them that if they want a bike, to prove to their parents that they are responsible, and that they should always wear safety gear.
You can't get too technical with a kid who still has a while before they can even think about getting a bike, but telling them the basics of safety gear and riding smart hopefully leaves a lasting impression on them.
Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '05!
'01 CBR929RR Y/B, '02 Honda XR50 Death Machine
But officer, it's only a 4 cylinder!