This afternoon , I took my son for his first ride on any motorbike as a pillion. It also was my first time taking someone as well. Whilst I was probably a little more cautious on going around bends, and leaving a little more distance between us and the cars in front, the overall experience was not as bad as I thought it would have been. He sat and held on just as I had told him to, and I never got a tap on the shoulder to say slow down, although I did not go faster than the speed limits anyway. I was definately aware of having the extra weight on the bike, and having a bit of a see saw effect when getting away from lights when changing gear. Overall, was a good trip, although we kept it to about 1 hour, as well as giving myself the knowledge as to what to expect when pillioning someone.