Well I did it, finally bought my MTB and after getting use to it around the neighborhood I took it out on the trail yesterday and I can say I'm totally frickin' hooked. I had planned on going on the beginner trail, but took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up on the intermediate trail and had a blast. Thanks to reading some of the tips and tricks from the experienced riders on this blog and others I had no problem navigating the trail, except for getting off the original path. No wrecks or flipping over the handlebars. The intermediate trail had a lot of switchbacks and some were pretty tight. The section of the trail that I rode was all pretty tight. Some good downhill areas, although not long but challenging to stay in control and some good uphill parts. Again if it weren't for the tips I read here and there I'm not sure if I could have handled it the first time out. I can't wait to get out there again.