My teen years were all about motorcycles! My younger brother and I received a Kawasaki G3TR as a Christmas present when I was about 13 years old. I think my Dad bought it just for use to trail ride out in the desert (my grandfather had a cabin out in Landers, CA). But my dad had been a previous motorcycle racer in the 50's; and in fact was the monkey on the two-time National Hare and Hound Championship Sidehack team. So it wasn't long before competitive juices were flowing and we started entering desert races, enduros, and motocross races. Later my older brother got bit by the bug as well, and was a Baja and professional motocross racer.