I pretty much stopped riding dirt bikes and went to the street. So much easier to hop on the bike in the driveway and ride rather than load up and drive 40 miles to ride. I'll get back to the dirt soon.
Glad to see there is still some activity around here. I don't ride as much as I used to but when I do I really suck wind! Was out yesterday and was too sore to walk after only an hour on the bike. I keep telling myself that I just need to ride more but my body is falling apart. I won't stop though!!
I think the lack of participation parallels the decline in economic prosperity. Dirt biking is an expensive hobby. Because of lack of money I haven't had a dirt bike in 8 years. I just ride my 100cc street bike now.
I retired from motocross in '08. It was not intentional, it just worked out that way because of injuries, job loss, etc.
I have a street bike and a dual-sport bike. I ride somewhere between 13k and 26k miles per year. I'm currently at about 21k so far this year. I very much prefer dual-sport over strictly street. I still have my mx bike. It looks good setting over in the corner of the garage.