When I little my dad would point out motorcycles & make me promise to never get on the back of a boy's bike. I joke with him now that technically I kept that promise, I've still never ridden on the back. My fascination with motorcycles started when I was 19 & dated a guy with a vintage triumph. The relationship didn't last long but my infatuation with his motorcycle did, after that I was pretty determined to get my own damn bike. I got my license right away & saved for 3 years until I could afford a 1974 CB 360 that didn't run. A friend taught me how to restore it & together we got it kickin', but I pretty quickly realized that if I wanted to go long far & wide-and getting as far out of town as possible is all I am ever interested in-I'd need a more serious bike, so a few years later I bought my sportster & a few months after that I took it from SoCal to Washington & back. I've ridden through 6 states & my goal is to do all 50 including a ride to Alaska in my lifetime. Whenever people tell me they feel inspired by me I tell them anyone can do this. There's nothing special about my life except for the fact that I unapologetically pursue the things that make me happy, I try to treat people kindly, & I don't follow anybody else's rules beyond my own. My bike is not an accessory, it is a tool for adventure. I strive to make my life less about stuff and more about experiences. I'm not perfect at it but it's something I'm always working on.