Hi, all. I hope everyone is having a good start to the new year. It is winter, so I am hoping people feel like talking bikes while they wait for riding season! I am looking for some real-world experience with some trail bikes. A few medical issues have kept me off the trails for a number of years, but now I want to work my way back in. With a few attempts this summer, I quickly realized that my confidence has really dropped and I need to build my skills back up. First, I was thinking a green-plated bike, but I have gone that route in the past and quickly learned that not being permitted to use various road allowances took some of the fun away. I know I could spend all day in the Ganny (I am in Lindsay, so this is close by), but I want to attend a few events as well and a blue-plate is needed for many. The issue is that I have a 30” inseam (groan). I normally don’t mind having just the balls of my feet touching, but I would rather a bit lower than that while I am trying to get back into riding (to avoid those slow-speed falls that seem to happen to me quite often). I weight about 225 lbs without gear, but I am working on bring that value down. Do you think an XT250 would do the trick? I know it is fairly heavy, but it is lower than most DS bikes and sounds to be mild mannered. Am I too heavy for that bike? I am not an aggressive rider, and I prefer tractoring around as compared to going fast in the trails. I won’t be using it on the highway, as I have a Vstrom 650 for that. Any other trail bikes that may fit what I am looking for? I know a 250 may get a bit boring after some time, but I am not looking for a “forever” bike. I have two kids starting university in the Fall, so the toy budget needs to be sacrificed. A European bike may come after the education bills have been paid! I just want to get back out there without scaring myself too badly and then upgrade as needed. Thank you kindly for your ideas and help.