Just thought I’d ask the GT brain trust their thoughts. I grew up riding dirt/street bikes And snowmobiles. In 2003 when I graduated college and moved across the country I sold my last bike, a 929 Honda. No time and or space for it during the move and starting a family blah blah. I have seen the driving population get far worse at what they do in the past 17 years. So, getting another bike really wasn’t on my radar. 2 weeks ago a guy I used to ride with needs to downsize his stable and offered me his 2001 Ducati Monster 900. It’s had a pampered life. 12k miles in it. VERY reasonable. He knew I had always admired it. So, I’m going to grab it. Part of my rationale for getting it now is my boys are getting older and have a significant interest in riding, so I think I should be the one to teach them. Also, I have no desire to go on all day rides or ride in groups. I think I just want to be able to go ride for a couple hours on a nice when I’m not taking away time from my family. Plus, I’m way smarter than I used to be and going fast isn’t on my radar at all. (hence the whopping 78HP Monster) I figure if all the texters out driving around scare me or I don’t end up using it, I’ll just sell it. I live in the Black Hills in SD with great riding (on or off) and seems a shame not to take advantage of that. Has anyone else done the same picking back up years later? Any tips or tricks you learned immediately after picking it back up?