I'll start off with I just turned 19 and made the change from street bikes (r6 & r1) to dirt bikes. I rode a little when I was probably 9-10 on my cousins xr80 and I was hooked! Although my parents denied me the right to have a dirt bike then I really enjoyed riding streetbikes but it was getting to the point where near death experiences were happening more often than I'd like. I sold the bikes last season and just a week ago picked up an 06 YZ450F. Got the bike for $1900 bucks all it needed was a brake lever.. I changed the chain out, changed main & pilot jets, new air filter, and oil change. I rode the bike a few times down the street and for about an hour in my buddy's 10 acre field just enjoying the torque this thing had compared to friend's smaller bikes I've rode. Today I went trail riding with my buddy's on their 125 2 strokes.. They left me in the dust bad.. I had never been to these trails and they knew them like the back of their hands, also much more experienced riders than I.. I had a hell of a time maneuvering this thing through creek beds and between trees.. Probably one of the last time's I'll go there Saturday I plan to take it to a semi-local MX track to use it for what it's made to do. These bikes are bad ass I just hope I didn't bite too much off at once so to speak..