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#1 Sep 15th, 2008, 13:40
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The Indian women on the back of the bikes just amaze me. Sitting side saddle and sometimes barely holding on or with things or kids in there arms. You would think with the quick stops and bumpy road that they would fall off. I do not see how they stay balanced. I would be on the pavement.

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Bit like riding side saddle on a horse a few years back a “lady” would never ride astride a horse
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Speaking of sliding off, I have the same question about those ultra loose trousers that some people wear, the ones that go waaaaaay below the waist..... and are somehow suspended by sheer willpower??
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they are used to and can balance well... but accident do happens
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When my daughter 1st saw a women on the back of the bike with a sari on she got so upset. She started crying and thought for sure the women would either fall off and die or her sari would get caught in the tire and she would be strangled to death. She now knows about the sari or dress guards on the side of the bikes but thinks the women are just a little bit magic to stay on the back without falling. I hope she never has to witness an accident.

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I love riding side saddle on the bike, took a bit of getting used to, but now I don't feel the need to hang on.
Still find it Kinda funny when I've got a tiny baby in my arms though!
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Brigit! Please!

Everyone in India should be forced to watch films of accidents. And bikers should especially watch films of what happens as they bounce along the road.

A bike is no place for a baby, or even a small child.

Even in an emergency stop, you may not be able to hold that child, in a real accident it will go flying --- and hit the road at the same speed the bike was doing.

Please Please Please do not travel like this.
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I am sometimes surprised, why I do not heard horror stories of children and infants being killed in bike crashes ?
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The sad thing is I see babys being held on the back of bikes all the time. I do not let my driver get close to them. He says oh they will be fine. Everybody does it.

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Seen a bloke riding his scooter carrying a new born baby in his left arm, he is about the idiot of the year.

I was dumb with shock, but then it was probably a girl baby
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Originally Posted by shashank.aggarwal View Post I am sometimes surprised, why I do not heard horror stories of children and infants being killed in bike crashes ?
To be honest, so am I. We read regularly of singles, couples, trios dying in bike accidents.

Maybe they act as some sort of charm?

But seriously, I find it hard to take this subject lightly, and I can manage with most.

I was a failure at maths and physics at school, but there was something called potential energy and kinetic energy? Not to mention simple imagination.

It's just as bad in cars. Wave to baby as she leaves the car through the windscreen!

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Seen a bloke riding his scooter carrying a new born baby in his left arm...
Saw a couple the other day, the small child was standing on the bike seat looking over it's father's head.

There is absolutely no doubt that this sort of stuff inculcates a wonderful sense of balance, but it really, really is not worth it.

If anyone finds my comments on this topic distasteful, by the way, please understand that I only do it in the earnest hope that even one person may think a new thought, and perhaps one child will live to scream in my ear in a restaurant instead of smashing its brains out on the road. Seriously, if that happened, it would justify my entire life.
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Seseless statement !! care to explain ?
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in a word NO
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Not senseless. Snide.
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another senseless statement !!

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You are talking sense today captain !!
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