2021 CanAm Spyder RT
Maybe I look even older than I really am, but I have been riding since the early '80's, so I'm getting closer to 40 years of riding (I was 40 when I started riding). But the other day while filling up with gas, a really old guy came over to look at my Goldwing, and asked if I had ever owned a bike that used a kick starter. He said his old Indian sometimes was a challenge to get started with its kick starter. While I am familiar with what a kick starter is, I told him that no, even my first bike had an electric starter. Made me think that there probably are not too many folks around riding street bikes that have ever had to use a kick starter. I guess 40 years from now there might well be new questions being asked of old timers, like "did you ever have a bike with an internal combustion engine?", or "did you ever have a bike with a manual transmission?" or even "did you ever own a bike that wasn't self balancing, where you had to learn to keep it upright instead of it doing it automatically by itself?". Times are always changing.