Watch this six year take control of what appears to be his father's motorcycle.

The child is wearing a short sleeved shirt, shorts and running shoes, gloves along with a helmet.
The father isn't dressed much better as you can see his tatted up arms, torn jeans and running shoes. Like his son, his only safety gear appears to be a set of gloves and a helmet.

This kid will probably never forget this day with his dad. 
Forever he will think of riding a motorcycle as cool, but what else did he learn here?
He learned it is cool to ride with no gear.

I realize the road is straight, and dad must be a pretty good rider, but what would happen if this tiny boy who is obviously sitting on the tank of the bike, hit a pot hole, or a deer or some other creature bolted across the road?

Or what if, like at the end of the video, something caught the kids eye and he took his eyes off the road and dad didn't catch that fast enough?

Why, why do we think we are invincible?
Why do we take chances with our own lives, much less the lives of those we love?

I ask those questions because of the article above, but also because of an article out of Kingston Ontario this morning where in a  40 year old man was caught DRUNK, riding while under suspension and doing 86 KPH OVER the speed limit with a passenger on the back!  He blew twice the legal limit, his motorcycle has been seized - he faces fines of between $2,000 and $10,000.

Yeah great, another fine he won't pay, which is why he had no license in the first place!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on both topics...

If you are blessed enough o be riding today, please ride like everyone around you is blind and cannot see you, and remember to dress for the slide, not the ride, cause that slide will happen when you are just going for a putt around town...

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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