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Old 10-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #767
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Longview, TX
Oddometer: 138
Here are my answers.

Originally Posted by Shoganai View Post
This is for anyone who started riding after age 30.

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 was thinking that I had wanted to own a motorcycle for an extended period of time and it was time to follow through on it. I had had friends give me brief instruction on their bikes and allow me to ride them around parking lots, but that was the extent of my pre-30 riding.

2. What was your first bike?

The first bike I rode on the street was a 1982 CM250C I shared with my wife. The first bike I owned was a 1989 Honda TransAlp I purchased disassembled.

3. How do you feel about starting so late?

I feel my years of driving & commercial driving prepared me to be more aware in traffic. I also was past the "invincibleness" of my teenager/low 20s.

4. What bikes have you progressed to / thru?

Currently our stable is the CM250, my second TA (first was stolen), and my wife's DR650. I have also ridden a friend's Buell 1125R, and an early Virago.
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