if any of the pro/amateur riders were willing to take on helping out a new racer for 06 i'd be up for that. might encourage a few more racers to join up. between bernies bike prep class and a few of us throwing in some advice/direction this could turn out to be a good thing. some times the simplest things are the biggest help to newbies. tire advice, what not to buy, where to shop etc. could be as simple as just e-mailing advice/ideas.