Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Re: Riding Motorcycles When You Have Young Kids At Home....
Brilliant piece of work.
When my wife became pregnant, we only had the bike for transport. She quit riding, though for her that was not a major drawback - she doesn't have the bike in the blood! I kept riding, any other choice was expensive. Just before my son (first born) was born the bike quit and it was money for child, money for repairs, but not both. Being unreasonable, the boss said she was not prepared to wait - 9 months was too long! So I quit, the longer I waited the less reason I had for getting the bike going again (more money than before - original repairs & the getting it going!)
It was only when the train company increased the fares by 35% (9 years after stopping) that there was a good reason to switch. I found that my skills were no longer as sharp as before, and they have never returned to the original state. Of course I am that much older so that has an impact.
I now ride virtually every day, and ride as & when I can. I am mindful that this is a dangerous love, but it will not stop me. My daughter (2nd child) also loves the bike, but will only ride on multi day rides.
Enjoy the family, they grow up too quickly.
Current & previous bikes
2020 R 1200GSA Ice Grey (Not yet received)
2010 R1200RT Thunder Grey (Used in Part Exchange)
1988 K100RT (For Sale)
Suzuki GS850 (Sold)