Did Your Father Inspire You to Ride a Motorcycle?

Who got you your first ride? Was it something your dad encouraged, or did you go ahead and do it despite their disapproval?  Did you get to ride pillion as a kid, or were you told to stay well away from your dad’s bike?

Readers on about.com share their stories about their dads and bikes. Some of them go back to the 1920s, when bikes were new. What’s really encouraging is the number of stories from women talking about their supportive dads. We say, dads, teach your daughters to ride!