Kan, we are able to ride together occasionally, but not as much as I would like. We have to rely to babysitters, family (who are extrememly flakey) or when Jada is at a friend's house.
I crashed while riding with my father who has ridden for 40 years....so I'm not sure that makes much difference. Oil, Ninja 250 tires, just after a rain, first Biketoberfest with less than 6 months experience at the time...bad combo. But the Ninja was a great starter bike and made me a better rider. I'm certainly more comfortable on my 600RR because I had a year on the 250.
I come from a biker family so I was not at all shocked when she asked for a bike. She has been around motorcycles her entire life. Any suggestions on a type of dirt bike for a child?