The great thing about riding into the upper middle years is that you get to pass on your knowledge and skills. I taught my son to ride when he was 11. He save his paper route money until he had enough to buy a used KDX 200, then we went to the woods and he learned to ride by riding with me. He now has his own son and has asked me to teach his son, my grandson, to ride when he is old enough. He's only 2 years old now. I can't wait. I especially look forward to the day when my grandson, my son, and myself can go out riding together. My son has acknowledged that while he may be faster on a track, the old man can still outlast him, and still teach him things, out on the trail.