I started riding dirt bikes late in life and taught myself on my own. Results have been disastrous over the last 5 years. Last weekend during my second MX race ever I broke my leg on the last lap trying to make a pass at the finish. The reason why I made this decision is beyond me as is why I choose to pursue this hobby at the expense of finances, health, and family. I spent half of the last decade which should have been some of the best years of my life deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and when I am not there, most of my time is dedicated to preparing to go back. I have no regrets to the life I have chose I am just trying to stuff more in it. Between combat, training, family, and infrequent breaks in the WA weather it seems like every time I get on a bike is the first and I am learning all over again. Not to mention I do not look natural on a bike more in the goon category. I'd like to find a person, group of people, or club that is mature and can take me under their wing and show me the ropes of MX so that I can pass on to others as well. I don't need a teenager with the advice of "go for it," because I am not lacking at all in the guts department. I need a mature adult to pull me aside and show me how to correct my deficiencies and give me a reality check when I need it. I am too old to keep going with my keep trying until I crash so bad I wreck my bike or my body. Cheers!