Potential rider from Iowa
Hello from Keokuk Iowa, New to this forum, not new to forums.
I'm a 51 yr old dude who has rode bikes off and on since childhood. I currently do not own a spider.
Here is the deal. I have always loved to ride.
I have a 14 yr old daughter who is Autistic and MR (mildly retarded). She loves to ride, in fact, it is her preferred activity. We can literally drive around in the car all day, every day. Extra love (ear to ear smiles) when we are in my Can Am Commander 1000xt with real torque and G forces pulling on us. The problem with that of course is we have to stick to the trails at home, or trailer it to a ride.
I have ridden bikes since I was little. I know she would love this, and it would be a spectacular way for us to spend time together in the warmer months. The problem is I am not sure she would hang on tight all the time. Lean the way a typical passenger instinctively would. I would love to find something with for example passenger armrests that would kind of cage her in behind me. Or see if anyone else has overcome this type of scenario. Sidecars don't really appeal to me.
Are you familiar with any Spyders that are equipped with accommodations for persons with special needs?
Cost would be an issue with me, from the point of trying to justify the expense. I have a 16 yr old son (who BTW know's it all) and a wife. Both of which consume money like air. I also have all the other common middle-class expenses. I have good credit because I have no debt. I want to keep it that way (No debt). So a used bike (preferably high mileage) would be the only thing I would consider. Got to keep cost down and pay cash.
Do you think a Spyder would be a good fit in my situation?
Any tips for (figuratively) stealing one??
I'm really researching my options right now. Consider yourselves part of my research
Thanks in advance
Last edited by Bryan Sage; 02-15-2017 at 03:33 PM.