I’m from Southern California. 7 years ago I was waiting in line with ex who was applying for his motorcycle permit at Barstow DMV. I was bored so I picked up the pamphlet, read it and passed to earn my permit. A few weeks later I signed up for 2-day safety course, a person in the DMV line suggested. My first bike, a Honda Rebel, 2nd-a 883 HD Sportster. 3rd and the one in pic is 2012 Heritage Softail. Longest ride: Southern California to Battlecreek Michigan, 5800 miles round trip. Have ridden approx. 13,000 miles and 7 years so far.