I too rode from the age of 9 until 17. Then I discovered street bikes and rode them all through college. A few years without a bike while I was getting established as a real adult and it was back on the street. Until one day...
I was over at a friends house and his son had just got a CR125. He asks if I want to take it for a spin. Sure, why not. So I go rippin through the orchard...for about an hour. The kid wasn't amused, but I was.
Got home, put the GSXR up for sale and have been dirt riding ever since. Now my kids are into it so there's no turning back, were a family of dirt riders, and we couldn't be happier.
Like many, I had a bike when I was young and got caught up in life, raising kids, jobs, soccer etc. I picked up a bike in '98, piddled with in, sold it, got a pumpkin bike, found DRN and the rest is history.
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