I initiated one of my co-workers last night into the world of Mt Biking, He asked me a couple of weeks ago on what to buy, well he ended up with an Ibex, Looks like a decent bike for the money. Anyways he said he wanted to hit the trails and learn from the Master ( I can ride but I'm no Master in anyway!). So I took him on the 1 mile beginner loop as a warm up and explained gearing and balance and the usual stuff, then we hit the regular loop, He was slow and he walked almost all the log jumps and I waited for him on all the hills, but I expected that, and I just took it as a casual day ride, we finished the 5 mile regular loop and he did great (Couldn't talk him into another lap, but that's Ok), we got that spanking new bike all dirty and broke it in pretty good, No problems with the bike and he was grinning from ear to ear. So he sent me Email this morning asking when we can do it again.
So I think I got another one hooked yesterday and it feels good introducing someone to our sport.