About a month ago, it felt like the motorcycle riding season was over, so I mentally put my bike away for the year. Jake got his motorcycle permit over the summer, so I turned the bike over to him (sans sidecar) and he and Brian have been going out ever since (who knew the weather was going to be this nice for this long?). He wasn’t able to get into the PA motorcycle safety program this year because the classes were all full by the time he got his permit, but he will be taking it next spring. He’s doing a really good job with riding, but I have to admit, I don’t like the idea of him out on the road.
Strangely, allowing him to ride our bikes did not raise our motorcycle insurance premium. Of course, if he gets his own bike some day, I’m sure that charge will be ridiculous, but at least there’s no additional cost right now.