Hi, everybody. I'm a former roadie, riding in high school and college, then started doing tris after I graduated after being introduced to them by a coworker. I'm currently bikeless (my last bike was a Trek 2300), but I recently moved into a new house that I just discovered is less than a third of a mile from a trailhead that leads to some (reportedly) good singletrack.
So, I'm in the market for my first mountain bike, and I signed up here because I know absolutely nothing about them - my background is entirely road bikes. The last time I rode in dirt was when I was a kid, bombing around on a BMX bike on some trails in the woods where I grew up. I've also ridden motocross/enduro motorcycles pretty much my whole life, though I don't know how much, if any, of those skills would translate.