I am 41 and just started riding in Sept '13. I am learning on a Honda Spirit Shadow 750. I rode bitch on bikes and I eventually got tired of it and got my own. I only rode 4 wheelers when I was young, so not very experienced on less than four wheels.
My first time getting on her, check. I gave some throttle and VROOM wheelie and fall. ugh! Didn't realize the grass was wet. haha..
I was started out going to Devils Gap, wind and rain.. I think I am good now, but still not so good with slow control.