I would imagine that most all of us have someone who infected us with the bug. For me, it was my dad. He was my road captain in all ways. Riding just being one of them. My son in law (both my son in laws and daughters) now ride. I gave my Roadster to one. He gave it back, after 4 or 5 years, to own his dad's old motorcycle. I gave my Roadster to my other son in law who has just started riding. Looking forward to more years of riding with them. Son in law who now owns the Roadster ( was my dad's before it was mine), has a site to talk about his first riding experiences riding etc ( nothing to do with any commercial venture at all) http://www.ctroadster.com. His excitement has even given me a shot in the arm.