What my son does when he is not hunting and fishing with me...

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Oh c'mon Steve...I'm sure you rode a motorcycle at some point in your life....LOL
 

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Band Collector said:
Oh c'mon Steve...I'm sure you rode a motorcycle at some point in your life....LOL
Not like that............. :smiley-bowdown-purple:
 

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More power to him and any others who ride dirt bikes (like my own son - although he doesn't do that radical stuff like above) but you'll never find me on one of those two wheeled death machines. Crashed one bad early on and that was enough for me.
 

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Not for everyone for sure but after making literally thousands of jumps off metal ramps he is very comfortable with it. At 18.....

Me, not so much.

My biggest fear is not his riding ability but some type of failure mechanically.

The last time he was hurt (June) his handlebars snapped in half as he was leaving the take off ramp...
 

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Another confirmation that the No Motorcycle rule I came up with for my son was a good idea.....to each his own, but no way for my kid.
 

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It is definitely dangerous but so are a lot of sports that kids do these days and the last time I checked, with him turning 19 next week, he is not a kid anymore. Can't un-ring that bell now...

It still makes me very nervous to watch him jump they way he does but over the years and the thousands of jumps he has done I guess I have become a little numb to it. I know he certainly does not get nervous about it, just the opposite.

As many fathers do I tried to expose him to as many sports and activities as I could while he was growing up...surfing, snow boarding, tae kwon do, baseball, football, hunting and fishing, and dirt bike riding. All of the things I did growing up with my family. Of all of those things it was riding the dirt bikes that he focused on.

He started out like most kids, riding around on flat ground, then pee wee tracks at the motocross parks, then more advanced tracks, then racing motocross for a few years, but it was always his love of jumping and flying through the air that kept him coming back.

At the end of the day I just put faith in my son's ability, provide him the best protective gear and equipment money can buy, and put it in God's hands to watch over him....

I know my son starts every riding session with a little talk with the man upstairs and asks for the same thing...

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