I don't ride as much as I'd like but I do ride. Started out with a YZF600r.
That was a short but fun experience. Seems I had something wrong with my right wrist! Was going through a divorce with the first wife when I got that one. Midlife crisis is what a few people diagnosed me with!
After the last wreck, two in all, I didn't feel like paying to have it fixed. Only cost $3400 from the original owner I believe. Nevertheless, having ridden a motorcycle, I wanted another!
Negotiated with the present wife that if we got married she'd have to buy me a bike. Still don't know how I pulled that one off! We compromised on a Yamaha Raider.
It's a good bike but I can't make the long trips like the more comfortable bikes can. 6-7 hours is all I want in a day. Did take it to Texas when I was in the oilfield. Rode the hill country some. Last year me and a couple buddies went up to Deals Gap and rode the Dragon, that was nice.
I guess eventually I'll upgrade to something better so me and the missus can take longer trips.