Although I grew up in the 70s in Southern California, I was never into cars or motorcycles. Sure, I got my license the day I turned 16, but that was necessary just to get around The Valley and LA. When I started learning and working in computers, I met and befriended Rick, an older guy (like, about 5 years older!) who introduced me to motorcycles, and not just motorcycles, but BMW motorcycles, and eventually I owned one. I have been in love with motorcycling ever since.
Rick also gave me my first vintage BMW. It was a pile of parts, and I didn't do anything with it for about 10 years, but when I did, I found a whole new fascination. Now I am heavily involved with the Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners club and am getting ready to participate in the Motorcycle Cannonball run from Daytona Beach, FL to Tacoma, WA on pre 1937 bikes in September of 2014.