Hi All, first time on a bike was as a passenger when I was only 7, my 17 year old sister picked me up from a bus stop and took me home. I had no protective gear at all!!! Loved the experience and ever since then wanted a motorcycle. Unfortunately my sister was killed a few months later in an accident so for 45 years I buried the desire to ride. Late last year I decided to face the fears and refused to listen to those trying to talk me out of it (which included bringing the wife to tears)and went ahead and got my Ls and then bought my first bike, a Ducati Monster 659. Been riding now for about 4 months and looking forward to getting my full license and riding for many years.