I rode dirt bikes from an early age, but usually by myself and with little instruction. I learned the basics and mostly did trail riding, the kind of riding that was back dirt roads, creeks and hillsides. By the the time i was old enough to buy my own dirt bike a couple of years ago, a 125cc two stroke, the only other dirt bike I had riding experience on was a DRZ125, which took all the abuse i could throw at it and more, but it’s an small bike and not for an adult. I could slide around, get the bike lent over, ride up hills with proficiency, but when i came to jumps i was woefully inexperienced. Time to learn.