I just started riding in March of 2020 mainly as an alternative to public transportation due to coronavirus. I bought a 150cc Chinese scooter to go from Brooklyn to NJ and I was hooked. Of course needing more speed and power I purchased a Kymco xciting 500i maxi scooter and loved the clutchless 2 wheeling life but did not quite feel like a biker, especially when no one would give me a wave, 😂. So I started to search for a "real bike" in September and happened to find my beautiful candy apple red 1986 Honda vt700 shadow and I can't stop riding . It's now January and I refuse to let the wind chill factor, rain, nighttime, below 30 degree weather of NYC keep me and Canday from consummating our relationship with the highways! I got the right gear, the right attitude and I think I'm cray cray crazay and so does everyone else who knows of my 50plus mile a day commute! BTW I'm 59 years old and will be 60 this summer. I think that since I'm a late bloomer to biking I'm making up for lost time in a big way ...and I don't see myself changing my mind and my bike agrees. Thanks for letting me share...hope to see you on the roads 🛣.