I started riding a cr 125 in high school. Back then, like most high schoolers, I had very little fear and I could crash and laugh it off. The power band was cherry, and the pits and homemade tracks were my thing.
Now, a decade and a half later, I ride a xr200r. I don't heal as quick, and it takes a little longer to laugh it off. I can appreciate a nice even pull and woods riding with some log crossings is my thing.