I was posting a before and after pic of my first MX bike I bought 4 years ago when I learned how to ride MX, a 2001 CR125. I got all sentimental and nostalgic and was looking through my photos and thought i'd post a little timeline of the work I had put into it and progression of riding over 4 years. Thought it would be different then my once a month GoPro vid I post here with no comments lol. Hope you enjoy! The day I bought it in 2011. Still had OEM plastics, graphics, and handlebars. I was 20 yrs old in college and had dreamed of riding MX ever since I could remember. This was one of the best days of my life. Had access to a private MX track in college. Learning how to jump, this was my first "big air" First time bottoming out Not too long after crank bearing seized and I underwent my first ever engine rebuild. No prior mechanical experience, but had a buddy to help show me the ropes. Needed lots of what you see in the last pic. First race I ever won a podium position, got 2nd place. Probably the 2nd best day of my life. First cool photos ever taken of me at a track. I thought I was an A class rider getting mega air at the time... Winter tear down and rebuild. Installed Rad valve and PWK carb swap. Best mod ever done to that bike. This was in 2013.