Nice forum you've got here!
I started riding bikes as an enjoyable pass time about 15 years ago.
I should mention that I'm going on 43 years of age, so I discovered it "late".
I got into learning the more technical aspects of riding in 1999 when I upgraded to my Trek 8000.
With this bike I discovered the joys of downhill, and x-country riding.
I still have this bike, and have since then upgraded many parts, including the entire drivetrain switch over to SRAM X9 last year.
Biking is a passion for me.
I'm sure I'll be getting alot of helpful advice from you guys, and hopefully, I'll be able to give something back to the community.