I was out riding last night just to burn off some of the bad karma from the week so far and ended up amongst some traffic on a fairly busy pedestrian oriented shopping avenue.
As I was sitting at a red light, I noticed a small boy (maybe 4 or 5) walking with his mother and sister. He had his hands over his ears and was clearly looking around for the source of the sound coming from my Termi. His mom was chuckling and and she pointed him in my direction.
He dropped his hands and the look on his face was priceless. He was completely MESMERIZED by the bike, the leathers, the helmet, everything. You could just see the amazement and wonder on his face. I waved at him and he waved back slowly still taking in the bike. I laughed to myself and thought, "Yep, he's hooked" and then I thought that in maybe 20 years or so I wonder if he will still remember the sound of the bike he first saw and maybe, just maybe the word "Ducati" will stick in his memory.
I know I was hooked the first time I saw Foggy roll around the track. The bike just sounded sooo evil but in a good way. I knew I had to have one. I was obviously older but the impression was no less memorable.
So when was the first time you "got the bug" so to speak.