Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Like any total squid with a new bike, I was willing to give rides when I first got it. Basically because I didn't know any better. Usually they were short rides up the block and back, but some of the girls I "dated" were all into it, so I had to take a few for actual rides. At first it was scary, but I got over it quickly. It was probably a month or two before I took anyone though, so I did at least have a little experience before trying it. It doesn't change the mechanics of turning, just slows it way down. They passenger can really mess things up if they decide to lean opposite of you too, so make sure they understand to lean with you and not fidget. Once they learn that it's really pretty simple.
Anymore I won't take anyone save for my wife, and maybe my daughter when she is old enough (though the jury is still out on that one). Essentially I won't take anyone, as Katie would rather ride her own than on the back.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion