There was this blue bike with a banana seat and chopper handlebars. It made you feel like Evel Knievel. A milk crate and a plank of wood was all I needed to defy gravity. We all have a little Evel Knievel in us somewhere. It's that need to dare ourselves, to go further, ride faster or jump higher. It's also the first moments of independence and self-reliance when you decide to explore beyond your hometown. We ride simply because it makes us happy. The friends, family, great health, and unforgettable stories are all bonus.