Have taken my time to read the stickies/pins and rules over the last few weeks. Now that I have a feel for the attitude of this group I have to say, it seems positive and very mature.
Quick little intro of myself;
I am 36 married with children and a clean driving record. Have always wanted a bike but my wife said "You can have one when the kids and I no longer need you" lol. Love and respect her wishes. She would even buy me models of the bike I always wanted. Long story short I am now able to get one. Have grown up on and around them but have never made the full commitment. Raced at the Elite/Professional level for both Downhill and Cross Country Mt Biking. Now I just ride for fun and fitness(Maybe I sneak 1/year and use a one day lic ). Have read allot when it comes to beginner bikes but choose not go down that discussion road as no one here really knows what skills I do or do not have. Hope to meet some on the group rides and hope to get out to the track for some Race training lessons/schools. Not looking to race but really want to drag a knee and safety enjoy the sport and enhance what I have learned over a life time of 2 wheel racing.