My first bike was 1974 Honda CB360T. I got it when in high school. When i went to college in Colorado (I m from New Hampshire), my brother adopted it and rode it like it was mine, then sold it. After two years of no bike i sold my car, cashed some student loan checks, and bought a 92 Dr 650. This was in 1995. And living in southwestern Colorado with that bike opened up my eyes to a whole new world. Exploring Mountain passes, jeep trails, old mining roads, or just the highway, was quite an amazing privilege. But I had to sell that bike after a while. A year later I bought a 1987 KLR 650. That was pretty sweet to get back out there. But, being a super broke college kid, there were no farkles, no mods, no proper riding gear to speak of, and when my rear shock blew out, it sat for almost a year. So with the help of my snowboard and KLR, i was able to cram 4 years of college into 6. and i took everything back to NH for a visit because i hadnt been back for so long. But on the way back my van broke down and by the time i made it back to NH i was somewhat marooned. The area is quite different here. on the seacoast where i am there are interstates and tons of people. tons of private land, and not nearly the terrain i was used to out west. so i met a girl, bought a house, sold my bike. So 13 years later i just bought a 2005 KLR. I still have no money, but work a lot and have a supportive wife, so ive got some ok gear, nothing crazy. Have been riding as much as i can. But its getting cold here in NH, and my visor is foggy. So there it is in a nutshell.