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I started riding snowmobiles when I was VERY small. Growing up at 5500 feet in Eastern Idaho - most people rode snowmobiles. Either because they had to or they loved it as a sport. Over time, my father transitioned slowly to three wheelers made by Honda - 110's, 185s and so forth and somewhat away from snowmobiles. I LOVED these machines, especially in the winter when I could spin an endless cookie in the street in front of my house much to the chagrin of my mother. From there, as I got older, and my parents got older - they moved to quads of all shapes and sizes over the years and I gained a love for trail riding and just being outdoors on a four wheeler. Fast forward to a few years ago, I'm now in my late 40's with 4 kids of my own and my oldest son wants to get into dirt bikes. (We have been riding quads of my own now up to this point.) So, like a good Dad, I buy him a Kawasaki KX100 and he LOVES the thing. Now when we go camping or anywhere else where we normally ride, I have to haul this green thing with us as well on my nice quad trailer! (Not happy about that initially.) Curiosity gets the best of me and I start taking the thing for short rides. It, at times, scares the **** out of me when I hit the power band, but I do pretty well overall. Then I start riding it more and more, and my son starts to notice and sees that he is now competing with me for seat time on his bike! My two younger sons notice and start begging for dirt bikes as well over time - their size dirt bikes that they can ride. Long story short - I buy my other sons smaller dirt bikes and pick myself up a Yamaha TTR125 to put around on. We are all hooked at this point! All four of us love it and cannot get enough. Over the last summer we rode anytime we could squeeze it into our schedule. And we are still riding - just went this past Saturday even though there was snow on the trails in a lot of places. At this point, the thought of riding a quad again is so unappetizing its crazy. I cannot imagine being on anything but a motorcycle now, quads seems boring, lifeless and safe. (They boys all have larger bikes now and I moved to a TTR230 for now.) So what is this "two wheel witchcraft" that exists? I have never gotten so hooked on something so quickly prior to dirt bikes. And the disdain I have for quads now is palpable - I still have two of them for my wife and daughter, but I turn my nose up at them every time have to load them or maintain them! 🙂 I'm sure there are similar experiences out there.