I gave up riding 8 years ago while suffering from a tunnel carpel type condition in my hands. I just found out I could ride again after riding my brothers CR 250, and VOILA! I bought a bike right away. However, at 35, my balls must be shrinking or something. I don't look at monster supercross jumps with that sparkle in my eye as I did at 21 or even 27. I'm finding that woods riding is offering a totally new challenge. It's frustrating to change terrain and not be as good or as fluid as I once was on a track, or even in the desert. I've been riding since 1972. From 1983 to 1993 I can think of only 4 times that I crashed. I was off my bike 5 times this weekend in the woods. Most of these 5 getoffs were at very slow speeds, and from fatigue. Difficult, frustrating, humiliating,etc. you bet!.... But also fairly safe, as you are at slower speeds and not going to come up short on a monster triple and end up seriously hurt. I suppose you could hit a tree or something, but I find it's a totally new challenge that fits my age, lifestyle, and apparent loss of courage (or newfound sanity). You could always check into a Trials bike too. Best of Luck.