Call me slow, but I couldn't find how to start a new thread!! Hope these post don't have to be a joke. It starts with my "Old Man". He was a cop for 42 years in a big city. One of the things he got to experience was being a Motorcycle cop, or as he called it, being on Motors. I've owned 5 motorcycles, 4 being Harley s, ( the last 4 of course ). He never wanted me to ride motorcycles and now I can understand why, with the lack of attention given to us by people in cars.I've been riding for the better part of 30 years now. I now have a 19 year old son, who thinks my ride is awesome, I have never given him a ride on it,because I afraid he would fall in love with riding like I did. I know I'm being selfish, but I couldn't cope with life if I got him into riding, and something bad happened! What's sad is, every time I'm out riding, I find myself thinking how great it would be if he were there sharing this great time with me! Am I nuts or is this just the way dads think? Happy, safe riding to all! Keep the shiny side up!