Seemed like 5-10 years ago everyone who rode in the woods was on a 450 thumper. Heck, lots of guys on KTM 525's. But, the tide began to change 3-5 years ago with many moving back to 2-stokes. Now, I am noticing another progression among off-road guys who ride woods only. I have noticed 125/150 2-strokes and 250 thumpers gaining popularity. I have been reading some old school articles about John Penton and his theory of a small cc bike being superior in the woods and we even had a local group back in the 70's who cleaned up in the ISDT Qualifiers in OR/WA on modded XL185's. I had 2 KTM200's and they were a blast in the woods along with my highly modded KDX's. I then got a hold of a Gasgas EC250 and fell in love. I just sold it though because it was an '03 and I am ready for a new bike. I just bought my 15 year old a '07 WR250f and have ridden it 4-5 times. It is a very easy bike to ride and Yamaha has a nice little package with the aluminum frame, and with the free mods and a free flowing exhaust this bike does wonderful in the woods. So, I am looking for a new ride, but on the fence. There are so many great choices right now. I am 5'10" and 210lbs., so a 125/150 2-stroke makes me a bit nervous, but I think there are a ton of advantages for the riding I do which is 2-3 gears tight Northwest woods. I know a 300 2-stoke is the ultimate old mans bike and at 40, I am probably qualified in that catagory. I am just a trail rider, and do maybe 2 events a year (time keeper enduro and harescramble). So, is there a real movement to smaller bikes or am I just imagining things. And, what bike should I be looking at?