I started riding last year when I bought my Honda Rebel off of the showroom floor. I have about 2400 miles on it so far. I took the safety classes and learned a bunch there, and have been out practicing. I enjoy the different perspective that I get riding the bike. The different smells and sights, the increased awareness that comes from being exposed while riding down the road. It's been a great experience so far. Now I am looking for a bike that I can take up in the hills and through the orchards.