I first started riding a dirt bike in either 1968 or 69, it has been way too many years to remember the exact year. We lived in the country in VA, so we could ride all over the fields and shoot guns with out any issues. Then I got a 71 Kawasaki 100 dirt bike and rode that until 73 when I got a 72 Kawasaki S2 350 for street riding. My dad also had a Honda Dream 305 Scrambler that I loved to ride. Fast forward 10 years, college, work and marrage and my riding came to an end for a while. I never sold the 72 350, got it running a few years ago and started riding again. Then I got a Kawasaki Ninja 650R in 2011 and found out how much bikes had changed!