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post #4 of Old 09-08-2017, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Big F1 Fan View Post
I think it's great that you're enjoying this past time with your son. My Dad is the polar opposite unfortunately.

When he heard that I bought my CBR, he was so incredibly angry that I was honestly worried for his health. He's in his 70's now, and is a retired health care professional. In his dental college days in the late 1960's, he interned at an emergency room at a downtown Chicago hospital. He says that some of the worst injuries he saw while there were people involved in motorcycle accidents. He is 100% deaf to all of my pleas for understanding, and still, 5 weeks post-purchase, he wants to know why I'm "obstinately ignoring" his impassioned demands that I get rid of my bike. I don't understand what's behind this. I understand that he's worried about my welfare, but ******************** - I'm nowhere near the age anymore where he has any direct influence on what I do with my life. We live 1,300 miles from each other and he hasn't tried to influence my decisions for over 30 years, since I was back in my teens. I hope he's not getting to a point in his life where his judgment begins slipping and his critical thinking becomes impaired - I'm not ready to see him like that.

So, I applaud you for sharing in your motorcycling adventures with your kid rather than shi**ing all over his fun and excitement. I hope you two enjoy many safe miles under your wheels and create some wonderful life long memories during your trips.

I appreciate that man! My dad taught me to ride when I was 6yrs old and bought me a Honda trail 50. I wanted to enjoy this experience with my son and we are having a blast! I tell him every day to keep your head moving looking at the road, on the sides of the road for wildlife and other cars. I almost hit an Armadillo yesterday and that wouldn't have been like I told him, ALWAYS been on the lookout because something is gonna jump out in front of you sooner or later so always be on the lookout! I can understand your dads point of view, but you cant put yourself in a bubble to keep yourself from harms way. We went to Cycle Gear in Oklahoma City and in Tulsa and bought all our gear, helmets, gloves, jackets, riding pants...We are gonna take off tomorrow on a little ride from Muskogee over to Rogers Ark on the back roads. Lots of hills and curvy roads...should be lots of fun!

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