I thought it might be interesting to hear how other people got envolved in motorcycling. Guess I will start it off with my short story. I am not sure exactly what age but I was about 9 and at my grandmother's for the summer. She lived out in the country and several of the kid's in the area had "Hondas" [my grandmother called anything motorized on 2 wheels a Honda]. We were at vacation bible school and one of the locals rode up on his new Honda minitrail 50. The first one that I had been able to look at up close. I was instantly mesmerized. I don't remember how, but I convinced him to let me ride it. So I climbed on, dropped it into first and twisted the throttle. Some how I managed to make a complete loop around the gravel parking lot without falling. Never got out of first but was hooked forever. Now lets hear your stories.