Original goal: Purchased two Honda XR100’s for my daughters to learn how to ride. Secondary goal: Have one that I could ride along with my younger daughter, thus have it set up so that I could ride it. When I was shopping for these two bikes, I ran across one that listed as having BBR adult springs front and rear with Pro Taper handlebars, thus I jumped on this one quickly! My older daughter gave up on riding once a job and car came into being. But my youngest daughter is still riding so, I have an excuse to ride one. riding the XR100 is great as I can stop and take photos and easily maneuver around her and is simply fun. And I’m not spraying her at every corner with my XR400 or ATK605. I get to see the obstacle and terrain from her perspective. But when I’m not riding with her, am I riding the XR100? YOU BET! All you have to do is re-think your approach to riding a “mini bike.” Most of you would not be seen out riding a little mini-bike, especially by yourself. But why do a lot of MX pro’s have them and why do they ride them? I finally got my answer, in that I was told that it forces you to learn how to carry momentum through the turns. OK, but I have no aspirations to even ride on a MX track, much less, be a MX pro. From an ADVrider state of mind, why do I ride a XR100? IT IS SIMPLY FUN! Beyond that, I can ride technical trails that I would rather not take the 400/605. I have ridden the same trails on the bigger bikes, but time and time again, I like to take the XR100 just for the shear fun! It’s more fun to ride a smaller bike at 120% of the bikes limit versus a larger bike at say 75% of its capability. Lets be honest with here… I am not a pro. I have ridden bikes my whole life, but at what level? I road around in the woods with very little input from the outside world. I had a bike and I road. My father gave me these simple rules about riding in my “front yard” of the Talladega National Forest of Alabama; don’t run out of gas and don’t get hurt. So, my level of riding is not of some great skill level of say Gary Bailey or Dick Mann. With that, am I still learning riding technique? While I am 48, still hope so! Either way, I am riding and having fun! And at the same time, I think I am helping my daughter be a better rider as I'm riding with her, getting her out there. And I am not afraid to drag her into stuff that I would most likely not do with her if I was on the big bike. When I say “drag her into,” I have a couple of riding places that have steep ravens and tight twisty trails that are fun to ride off into just to see were they go. I didn't have this opportunity to ride with my father in the woods growing up, so I would only ride within my capabilities, not pushing any boundaries other than the unknown dirt road. When you visually see someone else do something that your first instinct tells you not to do, this helps your learning curve progression. Getting my daughter out is a whole learning experience in return with MASSIVE reward! And once the bike becomes dedicated to one's self... more fun begins! What can be done to these things? What is needed to set it up for more adult fun? What more can be done? And from an ADVrider's perspective... I don't know all the answers, but that is part of the journey! In the mean time, I will be nursing this little puppy as I was having way too much fun this past weekend riding the XR100 on the Cajon Pass!