I am relatively new to biking. I started with an $800 TTR125 and was doing trail riding and some light enduro stuff with a buddy.
He upgraded to a Beta 300 2 stroke and promptly dusted me on my little 125.
I sold that and turned the sale around to pick up an 03 XT225 project bike. I'm using this bike to learn as much as I can. I needed something street legal so I could get more time in the saddle and get more comfortable with throttle/clutch control. Trails are the goal, but I need practice even when its not a weekend. My plan is to get this guy running right, commute to work 1-2 days a week, and then hit trails on weekends.
I know I still won't be able to keep up with a pure enduro, but I see this as a decent step up from the 125 while allowing me to maximize practice time.
I will have A LOT of questions.