Ran out of space to ride Enduro and Motocross due to urban sprawl and was familiar with Trials through the interests of an older brother and a few close friends. I started riding CVMG competition 15 years ago, enjoyed it, excelled at it and modern trials became a natural transition. …you don’t get hurt as much on modern machines and can ride much bigger stuff Once you reach a point where you can drop the clutch and leap up a 3 or 4 foot vertical rock face with only a 6 foot run, the whole time feet on the pegs, you really get hooked on the sport.
Also helps that all the competitors are really great people, always willing to help and encourage you, unlike motocross where they are generally trying to kill you with rock spray. I’m not real big on violent confrontation! …unless you threaten my dog that is.