Based on the interest in my other thread, it seems some folks out there are interested in the Why's, How's, and Results of two middle aged guys going racing in the woods. It's hard to write that phrase "middle aged" but at 41 for me, it's true, and probably has something to do with why I'm doing this. Gaspipe too I imagine. We'll try not to bore you too much over the next few months. I really appreciate the input and comments so far on the other thread. I hope that everyone will keep doing it on this thread. Like I said, the reason we're making this thread is to: 1) encourage others to try woods racing 2) help those interested learn from our experience (mistakes!) 3) help all of us learn from the experienced racers who will hopefully chime in with plenty of wisdom But why are we going racing period? Why do I want to abuse myself, my bike, and the trees I hit? Homer believed a good story should start in media res (the middle) but since we don't yet know how it ends, we'll start in the beginning with Why?