On June 12, 2004, I bought my first motorcycle--a new 2004 silver Kawasaki Ninja 250. After two months and 1000 miles of riding (and a lot of encouragement from my friends--thanks, Bonnie!), I passed the MSF Basic RiderCourse and got my license.
After a year of riding the Ninja, I bought my second bike--a 2005 Honda CBR600F4i.
I work so I can support my motorcycling and travel habits, which often coincide. I've taken the CBR as far north as Washington, D.C. (via the Amtrak Auto Train) and as far west as Vicksburg, Mississippi. Whenever possible, I make my business trips back to Atlanta on one of my two sportbikes. I only travel in a car when I need its carrying capacity or the weather is bad.
Here I am on my Ninja:
And here I am on the CBR (the Lexus in the background belongs to someone
I'd never actually go out like this; I always wear full protective gear when
I ride--full-face helmet, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants, boots, and often
a back protector as well, as shown in the following photos of me in a
motorcycle charity ride: