Being a father is a wild ride. My name is Christopher & these are my observations, theories & comments on life as the dad of my two boys Ripley & Jayden. I write this to air my thoughts & update my friends & family with photos, videos and such like. For everyone else I offer hints and tips on parenting as I learn them. For legal reasons I make no direct reference to my employer or any of my colleagues.
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Saturday, December 31, 2005
Diary_: Minimoto Death Trap
We were walking in town the other day when I saw a group of perhaps 12-13 year old boys with caps and tracksuits (chavs as we call them here). Nothing unusual there. But they were all stooped over pushing miniture motorcycles. It appears that this years credit card maxing must have toy were these miniture motorbikes. I am really shocked. I don't claim to be the best parent in the world but I know that I would NOT let my son have anything so outrageously dangerous. I am amazed that parents can be so utterly stupid as to give these motorbikes to CHILDREN!
For those who don't know, minimotos are perfect proportioned 2 stroke replicas of sports bikes (see pic opposite) which are capable of going 40MPH and over!!! They are illegal on public roads and should only be used on tarmac. Which makes you wonder where these boys were going with them?
My prediction for the new year is a grim one. Deaths will increase as a result of this stupid craze and stupider parents for giving in to it. I mean, seriously, if you wanted to give your children something illegal and deadly then why stop at a minimoto, why not a gun, anaconda snake, TNT, flick knife. STUPID!
Don't buy one, just watch this onboard video below, saves any nasty case of death.