MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2008, 12:47 AM   #1
IslandKilo
Rising Sun
 
IslandKilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spring/woodlands
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 706

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
07 YamR6









The Evolution Of YOU as a rider....

What made you ride and own a motorcycle??

I was 7 years old when I first learned to ride a bicycle. It felt amazing. Then 4 years later I rode a dirtbike and fell in love. I promised myself one day I would get one. but it was to try and convince my parents. SO, pretty much I was discouraged for about 9 years until my homeboy loaned me his Ninja 500 (I was 21) and I was determined again to have my own. Long story short, I saved up for knows how long and picked up my Yami....(now I'm 23)

I'm guessing there's only a limited number of people that knew for sure they would have a bike when they grow up. But for those others, what made you decide to start riding and eventually own a bike?
__________________
"If you're hated you must be doing something right"

Islandkilo
IslandKilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EvOlUtIoN YES or NO Vote noW DepPravacion The Circus 11 05-10-2010 12:32 PM
Evolution? BigComfy The Circus 210 10-24-2008 10:04 PM
Evolution of Intelligence? CaJuNsOuLjA Off Topic 27 12-22-2007 11:10 PM
Third Arm - Evolution? ArturoC Off Topic 22 05-31-2006 04:01 PM
BIKER EVOLUTION FastLine General Discussion (Moto Related) 8 06-27-2005 08:07 PM
Advertisement
Old 01-30-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
DvlRacer
cerca trova
 
DvlRacer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Feedback Rating: (52)
Posts: 16,446







Member Garage





teh bitchezz


Nah, Dad was a moto rider. Got into dirt bikes very young and always wanted one but the parents said they wouldn't help pay for any street bikes at all. I've already had 3(I'm 19) and now my Dad has gotten back into the sport and so has my brother(23). Family that rides together stays together
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob78 View Post
nothing goes unmoderated....
"And so, this tiny metal deathtrap becomes known as the ultimate form of freedom. Like a steampunk cyborg, man and machine fuse to make a symbol of what you can become when style and speed matter more than safety and efficiency. Is it any wonder that some people just get mad every time they see a motorcycle go by? Because it challenges everything they have, while proving to them that they donít have enough."
DvlRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
Princess
MH's ex fake mod
 
Princess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 7,982

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
06 ZX-6R
09 Santa Cruz SL
Serotta Legend Ti







Send a message via AIM to Princess
I always knew I'd have one. Just waited until I was mature enough to own one. Grew up playing and wanted to ride/drive anything with an engine.
Princess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 12:52 AM   #4
IslandKilo
Rising Sun
 
IslandKilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spring/woodlands
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 706

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
07 YamR6









Quote:
Originally Posted by DvlRacer View Post
teh bitchezz

they help too
__________________
"If you're hated you must be doing something right"

Islandkilo
IslandKilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 01:17 AM   #5
SPHINX
Ominous Misanthropia
 
SPHINX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: HOUSTON, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 992


Bike(s):
2006 ZX6R
2005 749S








Send a message via AIM to SPHINX
Well, when I was younger [around 12] I would hear the high pitched whine of sport bikes as they vanished into the horizon unbound, and that made my blood start to boil as if by some sort of invisible force that suddenly pervaded the atmosphere. That's when I knew I would one day own a motorcycle. I eventually did at the age 18 before I even owned a car, I am 20 now and still think a bike is the best investment one could ever made.
The joy they give you when you twist the throtle, the formidable acceleration and braking, the way you have to balance the physical forces and controls, and even the looks you get from people on cars who seem to have lost their will to live.. it's just priceless!
SPHINX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 02:43 AM   #6
coojo
Uber Newb
 
coojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: pasadena
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 692


Bike(s):
2004 ninja 250









Motorcycles, trenchcoats, and sunglasses were my idea of cool when I was little. Never spent much of my allowance as a kid and it saved up throughout the year until christmas when I'd spend a little. Just bought my first bike and we need to get it running so I guess I'm still pre-single celled as of now.
coojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 03:07 AM   #7
Azylum
The Chosen One
 
Azylum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ellington
Feedback Rating: (23)
Posts: 39,629

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 2











nobody in my family rides. ever (that im aware of). neither on my fathers side, mothers side, or anyone in my wifes family. but ive wanted a bike for over a decade. finally got a wild hair up my and bought one. the end.
__________________
motohoustonlogo
Bringing back the old school.
Azylum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 03:40 AM   #8
Candy
The Most Intolerable bish
 
Candy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: H-Town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,209

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
'06 GSXR 1000
'02 GSXR 750



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Candy
I never rode any motorized 2 wheeled ANYTHING until i bought my 1st gsxr 750, back in '02, not even as a passenger.

Back in '98, i met a dude in my neighborhood that raced on holmes rd and I use 2 go watch them and get chased with them by the po po's. I was in love at that point, with bikes that is, and just finally woke up one morning 4 yrs later and went and purchased a bike.

My boyfriends friend at the time had 2 ride it home for me, and they showed me how 2 get outta 1st. We parked it for a couple of days, and when homeboy didn't come back I just pulled it out and went for it. Been riding ever since..

Evolving to the drag racing now!
__________________
Bringing Color To A Face Near You
Candy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #9
Meaner-n-u
Just so you know...
 
Meaner-n-u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: None-ya
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 5,072

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
2013 Triumph Speed Triple SE
09 Fz6"Rrrrr"








The impetus to me riding was my sisters Wayne buying a Nighthawk 250cc and her deciding to learn to ride said Nighthawk.

G-Man had been urging me for years, (I had been riding B****) but having someone jump down the rabbit hole with you made it seem safe.

The MSF class was amazing. I dumped 3 different bikes - 5 times within in the 1st month but not since (knock on wood) Sis and I are the epitome of NOOBS as we have never-ever been encouraged in any way to ride by anyone in our family. Discouraged (STRONGLY) would be more honest.

Now I ride as often as I can, I'm looking to upgrade from my 250cc and I stunt (not well yet) 50's. I can't imagine how I went so long without this joy in my life.
__________________
Deal with it...
Meaner-n-u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 08:05 AM   #10
Jay
Deleted
 
Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,104

Experience: 5 years











watching moto gp
__________________
What can I say
Jay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 08:17 AM   #11
Guitar Man
Keep moving!!!!>>>>>>>>>>
 
Guitar Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Fookin Caney
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,279

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2013 Suzuki V Strom DL650 22,000 miles
09 Yamaha FZ6 59,651 miles (RIP)
07 Yamaha FZ6 39,668 miles (RIP)
73 Triumph Tiger 750
Cannondale Quick CX4 (Pedal Powaa!!)






My older brother Don (RIP) took me on a ride on his Suzuki 250 (I think it was a 72) and scared the out of me. I think he was trying to on purpose, he loved to scare us kids. He bought me my first bike when I was like 12. It was an old 60's Honda 90. I rode that thing around the neighborhood every chance I got. Quit riding it when I was about 14 and sold it. From then I would ride a friends bike around once in a while. Then I got married and did not ride at all really for the next 14 or 15 yrs. I always remembered the thrill and enjoyment of riding and wanted to do it again. Bought my first sportbike about 2 1/2 years ago (CBR 600 F2) learned on it. Wrecked it due to stupidity and had 9 screws and a plate installed on the foot and ankle. Rehabed and got right back on.

Glad I waited till I was more mature. I think as crazy as I was in my teens and early 20's I would of become road fodder.

I'm like, who needs a $40-$60K sport car when you can have the same or better performance at a fraction of the cost. And a lot of people look and point because they think you are so cool.
__________________
Ken
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 22,000 miles.U.S.: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, KS, LA, MS, MT, NV, NM, NC, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY. Canada: AB, BC, YT.
Guitar Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 08:29 AM   #12
CLETUS
Jungle Racing
 
CLETUS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,275












Whole family rides. Moms, Pops, Uncles, Aunts, Bros, Sis, and wife.
Mostly HD Roadkings, G-wings, Big cruisers, etc.
They can't believe that I ride a sportsbike.
They really look down on that kind of motorcycle for kids and the street.
__________________
Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window!
CLETUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 08:32 AM   #13
07SLVRCBR
October '08 BOTM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,064

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2007 CBR1000RR









For me, it's a family thing. My dad has probably logged over 500000 miles (not exagerating). I've been on a bike as long as I can remember. Took a little hiatus during my 20's (probably smart). Got a 06 cbr1000rr for my 29 birthday, been loving it since.
__________________
Support your site sponsors!!

See ya @ the track!
07SLVRCBR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 09:18 AM   #14
motolosjr
los
 
motolosjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 238


Bike(s):
2015 NC700
2014 GROM








started out at 3yrs old on a pw50 and have owned a bike since
im 22 yrs old and ive gone through 9 bikes in the last 2 yrs. no i didn't wreck them i just get bored easily. right now im riding a 07 suzuki M109 and im loving it. but i see a ducati in my near future.
motolosjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 09:27 AM   #15
Squoddybody
This is me.
 
Squoddybody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillbilly
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 22,185

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Custom 2003 SV650






As Meaner mentioned, we were not allowed near any motorcycles or four wheelers or three wheelers (remember those?).

Then one day when I was 33, my bf bought a friend's NHawk and parked it in our garage. It sat for a few months, I rode it up and down the driveway, Meaner rode it, we both dropped it. Then we decided to take MSF together and we drug another friend, too. Now, I've been riding seven months and still drop the bike occasionally. I want a sport bike, but for now I'm happy learning on my little cruiser. Plus, I added NOS, so it goes faster now!
__________________
THIS is me on my motorcycle. Any Questions?

follow me on IG - squoddybody
Squoddybody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 09:29 AM   #16
sbfuller
the crotch-rocketeer!
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dickinson
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 15,918

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2006 Hayabusa (totaled)2007 Hayabusa, 2004 CRF 50









got battery powered 3 wheeler at 3yrs old, would ride from morning to sunset on that and have to recharge it like 6 times a day, got a pw50 at 5, a suzuki ds80 at 9, that is when i really learned the thrill of speed, it would do about 60 mph, and on such a little bike feels scary. had one ever since
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by less_than_coop View Post
Its the stupidity. It gets added to our forum in normal and controlled doses which actually serves to the benefit of the website.
sbfuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 09:29 AM   #17
houseofpaint
PM for BESTPRICE on parts
 
houseofpaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Spring, TX
Feedback Rating: (7)
Posts: 9,486

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2010 Yamaha R1 racebike
2012 GSXR750 Racebike
2003 DRZ125 semiflattracker


Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to houseofpaint
nobody in my family owned a bike when i was growing up.....buddha bought one i think in year 2000.....and after that, i got one. been riding ever since.....on and off.
__________________
www.facebook.com/HouseOfPaintDesigns
Follow us on Instagram @hopdesigns

Custom Paint, Powdercoating, and Collision repair (Cars and bikes)[/b]
houseofpaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 09:36 AM   #18
Ulric
Dirty Old
 
Ulric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 9,633

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
05 FZ1









My old man and his buddy had bikes around me when I was a tyke Quite often it was some aging street machine that took out in the back pasture to mess around on... a bit older, visits to my cousins had us riding two up, on a fat tired pit bike of some sort... or one of us riding, pulling the other on whatever we could find to pull or drag behind that little beast. Big-Wheels, tricycles. You name it... it was a given from there
__________________
"new joke tomorrow..."
Ulric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 09:45 AM   #19
Whorenet
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NWC
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 8,903


Bike(s):
cbr600, cbrxx 1100 blackbird, kazuma 110 derty, springer forked 1/2 chopper...more to come









User is banned

.
Whorenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 10:31 AM   #20
IslandKilo
Rising Sun
 
IslandKilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spring/woodlands
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 706

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
07 YamR6









interesting stories. It's good to hear that there are people in this world that are more than just "talk." Like the saying, "Don't talk about it be about it." We are all different in endless ways but at least we share a common passion
__________________
"If you're hated you must be doing something right"

Islandkilo
IslandKilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy