About six years ago I found out I was going to be a father. This complicated my life and I worried that Motorcycles would become something in the past. My wife assured me that she did not want me to stop riding, and I was hopeful that I would be able to continue.
Then my amazing daughter was born and the realities of being a parent soon began to hamper my riding.
Since it is illegal to ride with a baby on the motorcycle I ended up commuting by car since my job was close to where my parents live who could watch her a few days of the week. We managed to have other caregivers for a couple of days a week, but that was the beginning.
For nearly five years I’ve been able to ride to work only two days a week on average, and getting away on a trip or a weekend ride is much harder. Especially since I do very much love my wife and daughter and enjoy my time with them. I don’t regret this, I’ve had a completely new set of adventures and I suspect that my days of weekend riding are still going to be way in my future.
However, I am getting a chance to get more riding in. My little girl starts Transitional Kindergarten in a week and that means I will no longer have to take a car to work. I can drop her off at school and then take the motorcycle to work!
I’m pretty excited about this and I look forward to enjoying two wheels much more often.