Age is nothing but a number, you were born a certain day a certain year. We all go through the I am to old for that and there is no way I could do that. Well I am here to tell you your never to old to learn how to do something if you don’t try. I am 50. I started skateboarding at 15 and had a little couple of years with BMX and freestylin’. I raced once in BMX on a Huffy 3000 I got from Service merchandise . I thought if I have got to learn why not on a Huffy, I was already a huge BMX fan, liked some of the greats like Stu Thompson , Greg Hill, Eddy and his brother Mike King. I also dug the guys who like the bowl like Eddie Fiola and Mike Dominguez and Brian Blyther. Now I know seems like I am getting off the track but I am not. I always thought I was to old to do the things when I was younger and thought it was never going to take me places even though it did later on in my life. Skateboarding took me everywhere n a ot of lessons where learned. I was sk8ing sometimes with some of the best sk8ters in my home town and some from out of town. I never thought in a million years that I would be doing that for so many years then just like that BAM! the mountain bike came into play. I thought I was to old at 40 to learn and almost gave up. I was going through a drug and drinking faze in my life at that point. No sign of hope. I thought I was way to old to do anything. I just turned my head and almost gave up till I started riding with guys who where in there late 40’s and earlt 50’s, I always use to get told , your never to old to learn something new from other riders, you know what they where right. So I kicked the drugs away and decided to just go for it and try to learn this mountain bike thing . It took me a few years , kinda, to me riding a bike was what they say, Its like riding a bike you never forget. So I pushed myself as my years went by 40 43 45.47.49 and now 50 soon to be 51. I can now say I am not to old to learn something new in life. Riding a bike has taught me this. Its also made me think that age is really just a number and all I do now is forget about it and try to be a example to others like the other that are still riding when I first started and now in there late 50’s early 60’s and can smoke my butt on trails, it happens but I know one day I will be with them riding harder, faster and have more of a clear mind and a better feeling of knowing that age really is just a number. Now go out there and crush it and learn something new out on the trails or road. RAMFB.