15 years old. A new family moved into the neighborhood and the guy that was my age had a black Honda CB160. He let me ride it around the back yard. One came for sale in the paper. I picked it up for about $150 if I remember correctly. Learned how to keep it going my freshman and junior year in High School. Took on overnight trips to the smokey mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
I miss that bike and have looked all over for one to replace it with. No luck so far.