I only started in MX last season with the "Over The Hill Gang" here in Nor-Cal, being an MMI trained guy I bought a used 1988 Yamaha YZ 250 and put the luv to it. All bearings, new (1994) front end and various other upgrades. It was fine for me as a rank beginner. It tought me well and carried me to my first moto win and my first overall in the last race of the year. I even place 3rd in 30-37 beginner class and 12th in club overall. But there was an itch.... A friend lent me his 2001 YZ426F for a 4 moto 2 day national event. I stalled it out of the first gate and finished 18th. But I got 5th place in each of the last three motos and came back to get a plaque for 6th overall. It was diffacult to go back to the old YZ after that, but I had too. I had to finish the season. After my win I sold the 1988 and stashed the cash. I then obtained a second job and started stashing that money away. Today I did it, I passed the magic threshold. My friend is willing to sell me his 426 for the right price. Already in hurricane trim yellow and black, ASV levers and other bling. 3 grand and delivered to my house TONIGHT!!! I cant wait to start tweaking on it and doing all the things to it I learned from this site. Pictures to follow!