I was poor, had a eyeball injured by an car engine accident, had no money, was newly married, and had to get to work an hour away.
Old Kawasaki 454 LTD = 400 bucks
Old Buick that looks like it wouldnt last the week = 800 bucks
I bought the bike, hopped on, and rode to work.
Been riding to work ever since. My only regret is I didnt get a bike earlier.
And before someone says it, yes, my first bike was a cruiser, and I rode it with an eyepatch.