Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Jonesborough, TN, USA
You can call this a "strong personal thought" if you like, but, IMNSHO, carrying a small child on a bike without proper facilities is indefensable.
Talk all you want about your abilities, the lack of traffic, etc, etc, the pure fact is that if things go into the toilet, as they are prone to do on a bike, it will happen VERY fast, and the child will be the one who gets the short end of the stick.
Picture a full grown adult falling on a child from seat height. Now add speed and multiple roll-overs onto the child, or using the child as a skid plate. Tell me all you want about how atheletic you are, how carefull you are, how little traffic, and so on.
Doing what you are thinking of is NOT being a responsible parent, period!
Johnson City, TN
Y2K LT Champagne Class Act
BMWMOA, AMA, IBA