I would not mind trying out some trail bike riding (after last doing it when I was 12!) Are there places that hold beginners type lessons and rides?? I think there is one waaay out around Mansfield (I think they competed at the moto x / enduro at the expo today)??? I don't own a trail bike - and $250+ for weekend hire is damn steep - so would I be relegated to a postie-bike with dirt tyres or could I hire a bike more cheaply out in the bush??? I've been horse riding, and for $250 it gets you a damn tempremental horse, over night trial ride, real decnet food etc etc! Of course I want to make a bit more noise!!!