I'll make this brief, I'm 28 years old, and never stepped foot on a motorized bike before (read: over protective parents as a child). So my boss keeps telling me to get into riding, and after 4 months, I found an '06 WR450 about a month ago for a killer smoking deal with the following mods: Scott triple clamp and stabilizer, Pro taper bars, GYTR exhaust, desert tank and a Baja Designs Harness. My boss, being the great guy he is, drove his truck from Los Angeles all the way to Palm Desert with me to pick it up and drop it off at my house in Moreno Valley one afternoon after work. Well, low and behold, I finally got to riding the bike in the dirt for the first time last weekend up in San Bernardino at Silverwood Lake. Yea, I fell a couple times (5 to be exact), but only 1 of the times did I actually receive any type of injury (scraped up and bruised left knee). But I knew what I was getting myself into before I even started on this adventure. I had my protective gear on, and I'm thankful I did! When I was younger, I always used to think that protective gear was for pansies, that it was un-cool. But now that I'm a little older, and injuries are a little more significant to an aging body, I don't care how un-cool, idiotic or silly I look. If it will save my clumsy butt and keep me a little safer and protected, then I'm all over it! Anyway, keep in mind this was my first day on the bike, and this video of me romping around in the staging area is all I have video wise until I can figure out a good way to mount my video camera to my helmet or bars. I'm still trying to get my bearings, but apparently I was doing alright for my first day according to my camera man (who had been riding for about 20 years). Video was just before we were about to pack up to head back. Total lifetime riding experience was about 4 hours prior to this video. Anyway, I'll be lurking for the most part, learning what I can and using the search button when I can. But I've heard so many different people talking about this site, I just had to come in and say hi! So what do you think forum... is a 450 too much bike for a complete n00b?