I learned to ride on a dirt bike in the snow in Illinois. My Mom's boyfriend at the time raced motorcycles, and he made me his "pit crew".
I was hooked, and as soon as I got to California in '92, I sold the car I drove here in and bought a bike. Never been without since.
In fact I have way more miles logged on bikes than cars.
Used to be the Master Technician at Santa Barbara H-D before they closed down, then got my Captain's License, and now operate two iPhone repair kiosks in Southern California.
Currently own a '68 & '07 Triumph Bonneville
I'm married to a smokin' hot chick. You know her as Riding Nikki.