It was probably inevitable that I returned to motorcycling. At my age, I am certainly part of the big demographic trend. But that hardly tells the story of how I ended up on a T-Bird 40 years later. I bought my first bike, a shiny red 1968 BSA 500, for practical reasons when I was 18. My old car had thrown a rod and died. Britbikes were king in those days, unless you were into Harleys. The Honda CB450 was around, but that was mere foreshadowing for the CB750 Four that appeared a year or two later. By then I was riding my second bike, a Triumph T-150 Trident 750 Triple. An overly slippery wet clutch made drag launches difficult, but that bike was really fast for its time. Gearing was high enough that you could "do the ton" in third and then startle your passenger with a shift into fourth as you resumed accelerating toward its indicated 125-mph top speed.