While I know that some people here on the forum here who have been riding since the dawn of internal combustion , there are some of us who have not had parents or family members who got us into riding. Personally, I started riding at 16. My dad was never that into cars and believed that motorcycles are synonymous with killing yourself. Somehow, I unknowingly got my mom into it and she now rides with a group of women riders. Unfortunately, she prefers chromed-out Harleys, but to each their own I guess. Fortunately, I haven't really had any issues with my family about riding, aside from being accused of taking over the whole garage with 'useless projects' This brings up the question, what are some obstacles that any other first-gen riders have had to deal with?