For me, from that first time a friend gave me a ride on the back of his bike - I was hooked. My family has ridden for years.
My dad and his beloved Beeza (his restored BSA) here he is ready to ride around the grassed private airstrip. By the way - my dad is legally blind. You cant keep a good biker down!
Then my other brother - the oldest of the 3 boys, used to ride bikes, did lots of trail riding until the accident that left him a paraplegic at the age of 21. A few years ago he built himself a 4 wheel drive hand controlled car to be able to get off road again.
My middle brother used to ride motoX as well but unfortunatly a the age of 24, was killed in a car accident when the two brothers were on their way to a motox race. Here he is riding. RIP Wayne.
So when you see all this, its a wonder I didnt start riding earlier eh? Well when I was younger I did start with a scooter before I got my car. I rode that scooter ever where! But until my kids had grown up, a marriage break down and a new begining for me......the timing was finally right for me to do something for me, and it was to take the motorcycle basic and traffic riding courses. I fell in love with riding even more.
It took me a year after getting my license, to finally be able to afford to buy my very first motorbike, and here she is.
I am thinking, thanks to a friend, of calling my bike Joey. haha its a funny story for another post.
I am hoping that this isnt too boring to read, but I will bring you up to date more as time goes by.
Here is my parents and my two brothers and my middle daughter who is living in NZ in the same town as my parents. I was lucky to win a trip to NZ for the christmas of 2010 - another story to fill you in with some time.