Never! At 42, my plan is to behave younger and younger every year I ride on easy dirt roads all the time, then I find myself places I shouldn't be. I fall off, break things, turn my heavy bike into a submarine, then swear off it until I do it again I've never hurt anything other than a few clutch levers and my pride. I figure its time to do it right. This year, I'd like to buy a gas powered mountain bike and teach myself to ride over rocks so I stop embarrassing myself. My plan is to buy a cheap, light bike that I can beat up then just throw it away and move into something else. At the least, I'd like to feel more confident on my heavy bike when hitting something dirty & slippery. Soo, I'm looking for recommendations on a cheap, light street legal bike. I don't want much of an investment, but it'd be great if it was reliable enough to take on a weekend jaunt somewhere. Wr250R seems perfect for my needs, but I can't find any cheap ones. Not sure how long they've been around. I'm thinking $2K max to purchase a bike. Old is fine by me. If anyone wants to hand something down to a fellow southern new englander with some, uhh, pedigree, pm details!