First I had LEGO and we lived by the city libarary. Than I had a BMX. My first motorcycle was a Suzuki GN250, at some point I cut it in half and alongated it by 13cm. Later I had a VW Beetle buggy and the best playground in the world: Jazreel vally.
So, I became hooked on Freedom.
But, It has been a decline since.
Its not like I didnt try harder stuff: I had time on Humvees, the military stuff, not even mine to worry about. Airplanes: Fouga magister (slick!), A-4 skyhawk (Manly.) F-16 (I couldnt believe it my self). But i relized the bigger the machine -the smaller the land is. And Freedom. And Fun.
Wind-surfing and Snowboarding were good, but limited to specific times. It bacame harder and harder to fit in my schedull. not to mention to do with a friend. i was OUT of my element.
In 2008 I began to imagin the solution: small, fits in the trunk, self propelled. it was like motorized skateboard, but not it exactly. Afterall, speedwobble was how I first broke a bone.
I gazed on motorcycles doing wheelies- they have the "Magic". Engineering analisis showed me the way: adding a "side wheels and skids" system- to get to speed and back to balance - when situation is impaired.
I built it from a 50cc scooter: Yamaha Jog. and it exceeded my expectations by so much, I was blown.
It was fun going with it on the seashore on summer weekends, It was fun building the 2nd one for wet sand dunes of winter, and lots of hard work building it another 100 times to bring it to you.
Today, I am exactly where i wanted to be on this situation: sport, transportation, freedom all at hand. Easy.