I am aware that there is already a thread regarding competing as adults, but I'd like this to be focused a little differently.
I /am/ with disability, and I will be beginning to compete at an older age. Does anyone know of anyone who wasn't given everything? Someone who started out low financially, or who had a similar disability, or who didn't begin when they were four years old? It seems like all the great riders have been riding /forever/, and it would be inspiring to hear of average people who were successful.