I posted this in the Town Square forum earlier this week and thought I might try to lighten it up a little. This was the forth time on my "new to me" 05 CR250 and 35 years away from dirt bikes. I am now 53 and still getting used to the power of these awesome bikes and trying to feel comfortable at a motocross track. I am still trying to overcome a fear of jumping and consistently getting as much as 18 - 20 inches of air. The other day I was ripping out of a turn and feeling great, I was approaching a 10' tabletop but first I needed to rip over some rough and do my customary shut down the throttle and get as much air as I felt comfortable with (That would be 18"-20"). Well, this time the rough caused my body to move back on the seat and inadvertently my wrist moved to WOT. The CR mistakenly assumed that I wanted this to mean "Lets GO" when in fact I wanted to "SLOW DOWN". I was holding on and concentrated on using my finger tips to roll back the throttle and I felt a moment of relief when I did, BUT then I hit the face, I was paralyzed and just didn't move, I had never experienced airborne except when taking off in a plane. During mid flight it was either curiosity or self preservation that took over and I took a peak over the left side of the bike being ever so careful not to move too much. I saw the tops of two little helmets standing next to two little yellow bikes, I heard myself say "oh ...". I don't remember the landing but I choked on the next jump and decided it was time to park the bike. I got to the trailer and my friend who saw my performance on the tabletop said, you looked real good out there on that last jump, it looks like your more relaxed jumping. I want to be comfortable at jumping but its been so many years and with the throttle response of these bikes today I just don't know what's going to happen from take off to landing.