My older brother started me down this dark path. One ride on his Hodaka Super Rat when I was 10, and that was all she wrote. I also got to ride his Maico 250 and CZ 400 when he raced motocross back in the day. My parents hated motorcycles, and still do. They threatened to toss me out of the house if I ever got one. So one day when I was 16, I bought a used 72 Triumph Bonnie for 600 bucks. I walked in the door, and told my parents "you can throw me out now" and walked away. Been riding 40 years, and going to ride 40 more if the good Lord is willing!