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Riding as a family…

A friend linked me to this ride report of a couple riding through Namibia with their young daughter who looks to be less than 10 years old. While the pictures of Namibia looked fantastic, I cannot get over the fact that they took a young kid with them, in an age where people overwhelmingly go out of their way to protect their children. Maybe it comes from having had a smotheringly sheltered childhood myself, but I have nothing but admiration for people who expose their children to a rugged, difficult life on the road.  On the one hand, you see people moaning about how their lives had to be put on hold after they had kids. And then you have others who bring their kids right along for the ride! Some might call it irresponsible no doubt (she *is* kitted out in full protective gear and helmet), but the things that child will see and learn!