Probably a lot more bad things would have had a more prominent place in my young life.
Got my first one when I was 10, a moped\scooter type of thing. Quickly graduated to a progression of more powerful dirt bikes, mostly Yamahas and Hondas. Growing up in a rural setting, fields and woods were close by so I spent a lot of time there riding when I was not working or doing chores.
In my adult life, it has provided an outlet. Too frustrated by golf, too old and banged up for sports. I had a brief affair with a boat or two, but they never had the same attraction as a motorcycle.
Every day is a good day to ride. Some days are just better than others.
2010 Cross Country
Vic Performance filter, D&D, ATW, VFC III
2006 Vegas (sold)
2003 Shadow 1100C (sold)
Various other bikes all the way back to 1968.