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Old 06-13-08, 11:15 PM   #1
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So I'm going to do my first race on Sunday...

This may should like a silly question, but should i register in the beginner or sport class? I have been riding for about three years now and feel comfortable riding out of my comfort zone for the sport distance, but i have never raced before. Should i just swallow my pride and enter the beginner? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot and happy trails!
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Good luck, and just have fun.
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Werd. i think thats going to be my game plan. i don't even know if i'll like racing. i'll just give it a go and be open minded about the whole situation.
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If it's your first race do beginner, so that you get a chance to learn the ropes of racing. You may find it tougher than you think especially if you have some sand baggers racing in beginner.
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good point. i'm pretty sure i'm doing beginner. i might not do this sunday's race though. i think i'm waiting unitll next satuday. i will keep everyone interested updated. thanks for everyones input!
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Don't go out too fast. Have fun.
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