I remember like it was yesterday, even though it has been... well, let's just say "decades"
I had just gotten out of college. I was broke, unemployed, and felt like complete sh*t. Didn't know where to go.
So, I started selling my stuff. I have a friend who said I was "selling my lunch in order to buy my dinner". He meant "dead end."
So I sold my poor, crappy car and bought my first motorcycle - a Honda CB350.
It was much cheaper and demanded less gas than a car. I was in. But little did I know...
I was immediately in love with riding. I mean, I couldn't go for long rides or anything, but even going down the street brought me a feeling I had never felt before.
One day, though the most amazing thing happened. I was at this diner where a friend worked and she hooked me up with an eventual... let's just say "complimentary" snack.
One day, while I was leaving, this guy was parking his Sporster. I loved that model (as I still do today) and just told him "nice bike, man".
That one gesture changed my entire life. Turns out this guy became my best friend (and still is)
Oh - he's an awesome businessman. Long story short, he eventually gave me a job, he invited me to his riding group (cool gang, by the way) and taught me a lot about business.
More recently, he helped build this little store you guys know as Born 2 Ride Store. He liked the t-shirts I was making and helped me grow this community.
So, I just wanted to thank you guys for being part of our history, and for supporting us.
The Born 2 Ride project is all about the biking community and how we all are blessed to have such an amazing outlet for being free. So free.
Next time you feel the wind on your face, think about this. How many awesome things have motorcycles brought into your life?
Let me know! Comment and tell me your best biker story.