I was just thinking of my early days of riding (93/94). I was so hard core about it I wanted to be in comps and kill it. I did 2 and did well in one and crap in the other. Leading up to it, I would go out and ride like it was an audition every time I went out. It was because of that I made the decision to not ride comps anymore from that point on. It was one of the better decisions I made to keep riding fun for myself.
Anyone else have any similar situations? How do you keep it legit for yourself?