I Love motorbikes. And I love my children. For many years I have dreamed for this day to arrive.
Today, two of my sons successfully completed their motorcycle learners license tests. My eldest son for the big motorbikes, and the younger one for a 125cc bike. The younger one promptly disappeared over the horizon on the scooter with his friends. While the eldest and me rode some blocks around the house. I have to coach him gently, because it is a huge step up from the automatic scooter to a 850 Roadster BMW. But it went well so we headed of to our local steak house for a beer (just for me- for the nerves!);and some nachos.
I have really looked forward to this day a long long time! The danger of bigger bikes and young men is the testosterone factor. It is so easy to be overconfident. When you are 18, Marc Marques makes motorbike riding look so easy. But is also real easy to get killed by overconfidence.
So I am really trying to instill a healthy fear and respect in the young men…
And looking forward to great journeys with my sons on two wheels..