In 2002 I built my first bike. It was a Special Construction (Harley) with a total Performance 121. A complete show bike but I rode it on the street all the time. I won a few "best of shows" and had a 7 page spread on HOT Bike magazine (I think it was Aug of 2002, could have been Sept issue, not sure). When you get a Harley you buy into a fraternity. There's a certain lifestyle aspect about riding that I enjoy but I certainly wouldn't say it defines me. For me the great fun was in planning and building.
"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones." -- Winston Churchill