Welcome, It's always good to get more members.
So does this mean we have to load your bike if we want to be "the best" crowd to ride with? I'd do it for you just to watch you dig another hole.Believe it or not, I've actually improved my riding style. Not much, but a little bit.
Too many times I run into posers that talk and act but don't ride. I went for a weekend ride with a fella that talked a great game.......... but walk & chew gum........... well that was another story.
I have the ugliest bike, the oldest equipment, wear the worst gear, but I have the most fun out there!
The best was when I rode with the KTMtalk crowd and they WOULD NOT let me load my bike. They insisted their 18 year old son loaded it. Nice!