I started riding when I was 4. Raced when I was a kid and when I was 13 we moved to the city. Thats when my riding came to an end sort of. I sold my cr80 and bought a bike (pedal power). Off and on I rode for a few yrs. Came up on a 1979 CR250 in '92. That was my last bike till 2006. In '06 I wanted an enduro like an xr650 or something. But my dumb ass bought a Honda Chinese knock 150cc piece of crap! I mainly rode it on the st. because it had no power for dirt. Could not even hold a wheelie. Rode it for 7 months and sold it. Last month I bought a 2001 YZ426F. I never owned a watercooled bike before. I always thought 4 strokes sucked. But man, this bike is sick!!! I'm 5'7 and I'm thinking I should have got like a 250. But after 3 rides on this beast i'm so falling in love with her. Shhhh, don't tell the wife. lol. If any body can offer me tips I would be thankful.