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Kids Like to Ride Motorcycles Too
Roaring up on a motorcycle has a strong draw for all of us who have adopted the biker lifestyle. This draw often hits our children too. I know that for me my kids love to ride and probably want to do it as much as I do. I love taking them for rides and sharing the experience with them. But there are some additional considerations that have to be taken into account when loading them on the back of your motorcycle.
One other piece of protective clothing is a good pair of sunglasses. Recent studies have shown that the earlier children start wearing eye protection while outdoors the better their chances of avoiding major eye health problems later in life.
Damage to the eyes is cumulative, increasing from year to year. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be very harmful to unprotected eyes and almost half of a person's total lifetime UV radiation exposure occurs before age 18. Young eyes let more UV rays inside and normally get more exposure because they spend more time outdoors, usually without eye protection. Exposure to sunlight at an early age appears to be a critical factor in the development of eye cancer. The good news is that high quality children's sunglasses (kids aged 3-12) are easier to find than ever. Modeled after adult versions, they feature high impact-resistant lenses with sturdy, durable frames and lots of great colors.
Look for polycarbonate plastic lenses since this is the most shatter-resistant. Always make sure to buy sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB.
Be aware that the steady rumble of your motor can have a tendancy to lull passengers to sleep. There's been more than once that I've had passengers fall asleep when riding with me (must be my stellar personality). With adults this usually doesn't present much of a problem since it'd be harder for them to fall off. With children it's a completely different situation. Since there is generally more room for them between the rider and the sissy bar, if they do fall asleep, there is a greater chance for them to flop over to one side or another. When they do this they increase their chances of falling of to the side. When you have a kid as a passenger stay alert of this and be prepared to hold them up and stop, if this situation occurs.
Riding with kids can be a very enjoyable experience. But please be aware that with that comes some additional responsibilities.
----- Be Safe ... Enjoy the Ride
Jeff Sinason aka "Tools" is a long time motorcycle enthusiats. Being a motorcycle nut, he has run into all kinds of conditions and ridden through them unscathed. He is the owner of http://www.bikerwares.com which is a site dedicated to Enjoying the Ride.
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