Learned the basics from my dad in late 73, on a Yammy TwinJet 100. Then lots of miles on the seat of four different bikes. Took my 1st MSF course in 90, became an instructor in 93. Kept putting on miles and miles and miles, 215,000 miles just since 1990. Ride street, ride dirt, ride an ice bike, all to learn more techniques. My first track day is coming up next season. 56 is never to late to take it to the track.