We have little kids (under 12) tearing around our street (a moderately quiet cul-de-sac) with no helmets or shoes. Unfortunately, even in a place as cycle friendly as Canberra, there are places with no bike paths or even sidewalks.
Heck, I flew a plane solo before I was 17 and before I’d even driven a car solo, so riding can’t be that bad.
Being from Europe I have to ask that question. Is this a serious question? Does the law in Australia doesnt allow them to ride on the road??? For real? No wonder the cycling culture is that bad. THIS is how you learn how to behave in traffic. At least this is how it works anywhere in the world but Australia. I rode my bike to primary school on the road.
I delivered medicine for a pharmacy from 14 to 17, was sweet! Rode all over the place getting twenty
Cent tips. In fact, one time someone referred to me as a courier. Didn’t know what that was so googled it. FIRST EXPOSURE TO FIXIES. Now here I am. What a ride.
As did I, but i used to just go home between jobs and have a sandwich or hang out because if i went back to the shop i had to sort out/clean the prescription shelf or vacuum. Doing skids is way better than that.
Got $20 for 6hrs work. pretty sure that was illegal even at that time… didnt care.
When I started racing alleycats someone referred to a group of us as fakengers and i politely pointed out that i did my first run at age 13… and it was drugs (so even more #messlegit).