First ride and first moped were 2 different events, first ride was on a red Pinto, my neighbor got it, I was 13 or 14, was instantly hooked, but I got reamed for it, by my mom who thought I would for sure die on anything with 2 wheels and an engine, (she had obviously never seen the stunts I pulled on bicycles) and my dad for riding it without a license. Then got into garage sale yz-80's and had to hide them as I would never be allowed to own one, much less raise hell on the streets with it as I did, only good thing about that was when the cops came looking there was never a bike on the property. ;) But then at 15 I had earned enough money to by my first moped, a red '78 50v, I think I paid $500.00 for it used, not so bad as it was '83 and they were still pretty "new". I rode the living shit out of that thing, unless my dad had it, he loved it too! Best thing about it was the long seat, you could take girls for rides! :) I have had either a moped or motorcycle of some sort ever since, and can't imagine not, even though I don't ride as much as I used to.