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Old 04-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #21
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I had my daughter on the back as soon as she could reach the pegs comfortably. No... I would not do this with my child.
Curious thing is, most parents (non riding especially) would likely see this and freak out / pass judgment. But, how many parents do you see though tossing a baby in the air?? I used to see that all the time. I would think that poor kid is AT LEAST as likely to get a major head injury from that. Or my favorite - the ones standing in the seat of the car with their face against the side window as I cruise by. Irresponsibility is directly related to intelligence (and lack thereof). Skill plays a factor too. Kind of like Steve Irwin (crocodile hunter) letting his daughter be in close proximity to aggressive huge carnivores vs. Michael Jackson holding his baby over the edge of a balcony. Both dangerous - not nearly in the same category though IMO. You gotta consider - this guy appears to have more control on one wheel than most "average" riders have on two.
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Everyone is mad at this guys but yet yall veil to realize that one it ain't Ur kid to if the guy is experienced enough to do this with his kid on it with him I pretty sure that daddy instinct kicks in and he is very much aware of his surroundings with his son I'm a dad I have a 5 yr old little girl and I take her on rides all the time its just the dads responsibility to take care of his kid
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I had my daughter on the back as soon as she could reach the pegs comfortably. No... I would not do this with my child.
Curious thing is, most parents (non riding especially) would likely see this and freak out / pass judgment. But, how many parents do you see though tossing a baby in the air?? I used to see that all the time. I would think that poor kid is AT LEAST as likely to get a major head injury from that. Or my favorite - the ones standing in the seat of the car with their face against the side window as I cruise by. Irresponsibility is directly related to intelligence (and lack thereof). Skill plays a factor too. Kind of like Steve Irwin (crocodile hunter) letting his daughter be in close proximity to aggressive huge carnivores vs. Michael Jackson holding his baby over the edge of a balcony. Both dangerous - not nearly in the same category though IMO. You gotta consider - this guy appears to have more control on one wheel than most "average" riders have on two.
totally agree
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:09 PM   #25
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Even on dirt bikes?
Sorry. Should've specified "as a passenger on a motorcycle".

Don't know about dirt bikes.
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Sorry. Should've specified "as a passenger on a motorcycle".

Don't know about dirt bikes.
Looks like they are on public roads, no mater the vehicle they would need to abide by the laws. At least that is what I thought.
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Your kid so do whatever u feel like. Dont let some douche neighbor tell how to raise ur kids.
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i didnt wheelie with any of my kids, but i did take my daughter, when she was about 3 1/2, for about a 15 minute ride from my house to my parents, all the back roads, almost no traffic. she loved it and we had a great time. it was really awesome. she sat behind me on the front seat, i had her kinda squished into place between me and the back seat. we kept it under 45mph and just took it real easy.
i posted about it here and got flamed to death.
i know it would have been terrible if we had a wreck. but we did not wreck and it was something i will never forget, and it is something i hope she can remember when she is older.
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Unsafe and illegal.

Consensus seems to be it's OK for him to have his 3 year old on the bike because this guy is really good at wheelies.

So if it's OK to do unsafe and illegal things if you're really good at them, isn't that kind of like saying it would be OK for him to drive drunk if he was "really good" at driving drunk?

Even the best riders make mistakes and go down. If you do go down do you want your 3 year old going down with you?
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Unsafe and illegal.

Consensus seems to be it's OK for him to have his 3 year old on the bike because this guy is really good at wheelies.

So if it's OK to do unsafe and illegal things if you're really good at them, isn't that kind of like saying it would be OK for him to drive drunk if he was "really good" at driving drunk?

Even the best riders make mistakes and go down. If you do go down do you want your 3 year old going down with you?
I was waiting for a post like this. Valid point but you can't really compare drunk driving with taking your kiddo for a ride. The point i was making when i said i was good at wheelies was that theres alot of calculated risk in the scenario. Accidents can happen with anything out there. But as for me, i would never hop on a bike let alone ride a wheelie with my kid if i wasn't 110% certain it would be safe to do so. It would be no more dangerous then putting him in a powerwheel to ride around by himself. I think it's a matter of risk that you have to assess individually. Hopefully, your smart enough to know where to draw the line.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:46 AM   #31
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I remember my dad taking me for rides on his yamaha IT 465 doing wheelies and small jumps. once we ate , but we were wearing gear and here I am posting on a moto forum 20+ years later still loving bikes. Don't think of it as a wheelie, rather think of it as a dad passing his passion down to his son.
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... Accidents can happen with anything out there. But as for me, i would never hop on a bike let alone ride a wheelie with my kid if i wasn't 110% certain it would be safe to do so. It would be no more dangerous then putting him in a powerwheel to ride around by himself. I think it's a matter of risk that you have to assess individually. Hopefully, your smart enough to know where to draw the line.
True, but the headlines, and laws, are made from not so smart people making bad decisions. Perhaps if the video was taken on a dirt track, and not a public road with oncoming traffic, I could better swallow the risk calculations this rider made.
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I would NEVER do that with my kid. Too scared I would crash, too much pressure on myself.

I would have LOVED it if someone let me ride with them like that on a bike when I was little.

Wen I was like 4, my uncle would take me on his horse with him doing full gallop down a valley, across a low water crossing and full gallop back up the valley. Felt like a roller coaster. LOVED IT. And it was on his race horse.
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[QUOTE=kdog22;2879711]Is it stupid - yes

Would i do it when i have a 3 1/2 year old boy with gear on? - yes, but will be unknown to mommy...

they must never know lol...
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I wouldn't do it on as busy a street as that seems to be. If you found a random back road or a flat dirt area, I'd say go for it if you had the skill.

I don't think there's anything wrong with doing wheelies with your kid...but as with most things, there's a time and place for it. Doing illegal wheelies on what looks to be a pretty crowded residential street doesn't teach your kid good habits.

I saw a guy riding with his 5 year old-looking kid the other day. Kid had a helmet, short sleeve shirt and shorts on. Dad was in just street clothes, no helmet. That's not teaching good habits IMO...but seems a lot more unsafe than what this guy was doing.
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EDIT: and I realize there was only 1 car in that whole video that was moving. When I say busy, I mean there's a lot of cars. You never know when one could be pulling out. But it looks like the guy was going extremely slow, so he was at least being careful.

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