Welcome from Waldorf MD. I have almost the same story, I got my first ever bike at 51 [09 Vstar 650 Silverado] after being retired from the Air Force, and upgraded to a 2012 950 Tourer just last year. My daughter and SIL ride also [just got their bikes and licenses this year] and I've been out riding with both of them. It's a great joy to share with your family. Enjoy yourself and be safe.