I start riding at the age of 16 bought my first bike by working all summer mowing grass for different people. I saved up 1500 dolars and bout a 03 ktm200 EXC. i raced as much as i could or could afford to and just enjoyed it alot no matter how good or bad i did.
I hope to one day be able to run with the pros. Takes alot of hard work and talent to get there but if it is something you want you go for it right?
I raced my first national race for the GNCC race series and got 2nd in my class and 193rd out of 320 bikes. I was pretty proud of myself.