Ace, you're probably lucky it's only gentle (or is it "gentile":) ) 'ol me here stuck on my ass without a bike instead of Rich. I already like ya because I know you're young and you're just trying to figure some stuff out, but take a big breath, hang out around here a bit, read the MX sites and listen to Bailey and Eckman today on ESPN2....you'll learn plenty, including the answers to the questions up there.
I'd like to help you, but I can't figure out which of the 14 questions in those 2 sentences I should answer first. Hang in there kid, I'm dumber than anyone around here and I haven't been yelled at that much, except for by Rich, but that's just his Sociopathy soaking through. ;)