I'll phrase the first question in my Mom's exact words, "WTF were you thinking?" (5 years later her opinion hasn't changed)
I started at age 44 (late 2001). Mom lost a halfbrother and a brother in law (CHP) to motorcycling. What do you guess she thought or felt about it? But she's accepted it.
2. What was your first bike?
'74 BMW R90S. Still my one 'n only.
3. How do you feel about starting so late?
WTF? I couldn't care (or feel) less.
4. What bikes have you progressed to / thru?
After an R90S only one way to to go: regress.
1988 R100GS "Bumblebee"
a "motor-bike with a touch of blood in it is better than all the riding animals on earth, because of its logical extension of our faculties, and the hint, the provocations, to excess."-T.E. Lawrence
"Don't thank me. Thank da Raidah's." Al Davis to Mik, at Hap's Original, 2008.
"We don't serve Heineken at the nickel machines". Complimentary drinks policy at some dump in Beatty, Nevada.