Originally Posted by riaketty
That's a great way to think about it. And the answer is no... so, we'll figure something else out. Thanks for the input, guys.
Glad to hear it. ;-)
If he was online right now, I'd ask a friend of mine who uses a motorcyle as his main transportation and has been in a bad motorcycle accident (sideswiped by a pickup that didn't see them). He also is "uncle" to his girlfriend's toddler, and isn't going to Burning Man because he can't find a way to ride a (non-motor) bike on the playa with the LO in tow that meets with his approval for convenience and safety.
*Before* he was in the accident, he took a motorcycle driver's course, got the special M-class driver license, and wouldn't dream of going anywhere without not just his helmet, but also jeans and a leather jacket. I heard him speak quite disdainfully of folks riding down the highway in shorts and a t-shirt. Since almost losing his leg (massive compound fracture, four months until he could get out of a wheelchair... doctor looked at the x-rays the next day and said "Wow, great work! Usually with that much tissue damage, they just amputate!"), he wears body armor every time he rides. Doesn't matter if it's 90 degrees out; he gets fully suited up.
They don't make body armor in size 12-18 months, I'm guessing. I can't see him taking little V out on the motorcycle (though I bet... ok, I hope
... it's illegal here in Cali).