I am an old noob. I started riding at 58, now I am 63. I prefer to ride off road, usually alone and in remote areas. I started with a KLX250 moved up to a DRZ and now on a WR450F. I have always wanted to ride but a injury at age 15 had me thinking I didn't have what it takes. Bought a Honda on Sunday and Monday was in the hospital for a month. On and off crutches for 2 years with 3 operations. Fast forward 43 years, kids grown and out of the house. I felt the need to try it again, but this time with lessons (MSF class) and protective gearATGATT. I want to explore the back roads and mountains of New Mexico. Love it. I have added riding to my other afflictions: Hot air Ballooning, snow skiing. sailing mountain biking, and windsurfing. I have ridden some of the nicer parts of the 4 corner states. Still much more to ride. Planning on the NMBDR and then the CDT next summer. Attended some of the near by dual sport rides. A friend of mine who is a little older and a much better rider, at the end of a day in the San Juan mountains above Silverton CO, asked the question, "How many years do you think we can keep doing this?" My answer was, "All of them!"