How Did You Get Into Riding?
Grew up with bikes
Friend had one, he convinced you to get one
Mid Life Crisis
Bored of cars, wanted to try something new
Always liked bikes, finally decided to get one
got tired of waiting for ferries.
Some people are like Slinkies ...
Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
WMRC & PCMRC #19
Became good friends with Matt of Proride and took the course. days later I had my CB1 and the rest is history!
I never regret getting a bike.
got my 1st dirtbike when I was 8 or 9. I was scared of it cause I couldnt reach the ground with both feet. haha
I would also go with my dad who has a 76 kawi 900...i would beg him to do wheelies.
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I was 11years old and waiting for a bus on 49th and main when I heard VRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM and then saw a bike fly past me...It all started right then and there.
Crashed all my friends bikes growing up and at 15 I bought my Yamaha 550 enduro tank, The Black Bomb, which I crashed on the test ride and that was it I was hooked!
The rest is statistical history
BCSB Member #XXXXThere are old bikers, and there are bold bikers, but there are no old, bold bikers.
2 Wheeled History:
'02 F4i (RIP, damn guardrail)
'87 TZR 250 (piston ate itself)
'99 SV650s (RIP, damn Jeep)
I was 8 years old when my uncle took me for rides around my Grandma's yard on Geal road in Richmond. Fell in love with riding right then and there.
"That's not a knife, this is a knife!"
"That's not a knife, that's a spoon."
"Oh so I see you've played knifey spoonies before."
Wow, very similar to my story. My uncle took me for a couple rides around my grandma's on River Rd. in Fort Langley when i was young, and loved it since.Originally Posted by Sehner
Grandfather, in Europe (whom I had never met) was always astride a motorcycle or his favourite, a Lambretta.
When the "bug," hit me in '72, my folks didn't so much as raise an eyebrow, just wanted me to wear good gear and be prudent.
Thus, never had to beg for "permission."
That followed to my married years. Never had to ask for a "kitchen pass."
I rode my uncles dirtbikes and quads around when my age was still in the single digits, and my dad bought a couple dirtbikes a few years later so that started it. I got into street though shortly after my buddy got a sportbike, I had to have one.
My dad has been riding for 25 years and has given me many rides on the back when I was little. I've been on two wheels since I was a tot. Used to ride BMX stunt at the local skatepark everyday. Got a dirtbike at 16. Got my first streetbike ('94 CBR F2) April of '04. Bought my '04 RR last September.
I haven't grown up yet....
I don't have any friends....
I'm too young for a midlife crisis....
I'm definitely not bored of cars...
So, I guess I’ve always likes bikes... and finally I got one...
I was about 18 with no money but wanted to be free.
Ok ok it was a different time in the late 80's early 90's.
When speeding run from the cops, it's a lesser infraction.