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My First Harley-Davidson

I was somewhere around ten years old. My father had taken me to the auto show in Toronto. It was the late 90s. Neon was out. The Y2K fears were in. At the Metro Toronto Convention Center there was a fleet of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Dad helped me on. We had no idea how they worked. Accelerate with the back brake pedal, right?

Ten years later I bought a Sportster and I kept it secret from my parents for three months until I moved out and brought it with me. Two weeks later I got a dog. In a month I went from being a punk student living with his parents, to having an apartment, a Harley, a job, and a dog. Onwards and upwards, but maybe it all started with that Sportster.

To all of the parents bringing their kids out to auto shows, sporting events, live wrestling, the works: you guys rock.

About Adrian

Adrian is the YouMotorcycle Editor. He never planned on becoming a blogger, but liked the idea of sharing his passion and encouraging others to get out and ride. He believes that anyone thinking about buying a motorcycle should hurry up and buy one, and that everyone who already owns a motorcycles should ride more. He likes V-Twins, scooters, and breaking social norms. He occasionally wears a suit and high-top sneakers when he rides to work. Sometimes he takes out his tools and everything goes from bad to worse. Sometimes everything just falls into his lap. Whatever the case he stays grateful and always tries to learn. If you feel motorcycling is a lifestyle, follow him via social media.


  1. Your father is so cool.He brings you a passion in life :))

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