My granddaughter finally had her first real ride on a bike with me yesterday and now she wants one. She was scared of them until last night. It was cold and windy and she wanted a ride home. The car is down till I get time to work on it, so she asked if I'd pick her up on my bike.
She LOVED it! Now she wants a bike of her own. LOL I'm thinking Ruckus or Elite.
If you think everything is going your way, you obviously don't own a Chinese bike.
Took her to a youth group meeting tonight and we went on the freeway. She's loving it. I was looking at the Honda site and they have a new one out. The Metro. AND, it comes in pink. Just what she wanted. I wonder how fast she can earn the loot for it.
Post by jerryscript on Mar 9, 2015 11:14:58 GMT -6
Please take the time to teach her how to wreck. This is an often overlooked piece of training I think is VERY important. She needs to learn to let go and slide if she goes down, attempting to hang on to the scooter/bike is extremely dangerous. I know you don't want to scare her, since she's just getting over her natural fear now, but you should teach her the facts. Defensive driving is the ONLY way to drive a scooter, here's my preferred video for scaring new riders, though it is in fact too much for some:
If this rider had been driving defensively, he would have checked the intersection as he approached and entered it, and perhaps would have avoided such a horrible result.
The Genuine buddy 50 is a better bike ,,,the honda metro is made in china ,,,and is the slowest of the 50cc scoots out there (ref,,,combustion cycles),,,and the buddy has disc brakes the metro has drums,,,
slow scoots don't need disc brakes. even a 150 with a drum on the back is not at much of a disadvantage. I have a riva 180 from 83' and its a foot brake and I have never found much need for a disc back there, all the back brake is for is to keep the back end from passing the front end anyway.