We simply asked: "Tell us about your dad".
Here's what you said.
We get the most incredible stories by asking simple questions on our Facebook page. And this past weekend, on Father's Day, we were not disappointed.
You told us everyday stories of ordinary dads. Working, raising families, and passing along their love of riding to the next generation.
Ordinary dads, who were extraordinary men. Some dads served country and community. Others were simply a steadfast presence in their childrens' lives. Remembered and appreciated by grown children, more than they could ever know.
We couldn't let those remembrances go unnoticed.
So here's a tribute to your dads: men who inspired the next generation of motorcycle riders.
Dads Who Ride
Here are some of your comments, when asked about your dads:
What Gets Remembered Most?
After Father's Day, we go back to our routines. Riding to work, shopping, cooking, cleaning, building, repairing. And riding together.
Maybe that's the key. You impart life lessons to your children based on how you live everyday ... day in, day out ... that's how your love of riding gets passed down. By sharing your passion, you ignite someone else's.
As they say, anyone can be a father -- it takes a lot more to be a dad.
Riders, thanks for those memories of great dads we never knew, but wished we had. They inspired us more than you realize.
P.S. The author got a love of painting from her dad. RIP.