Im pretty new to mountain biking. I have been riding for around 6 months. At first I started riding to stay in shape, but after a while I found myself competing against myself (the clock) a lot. I was just wondering what people usually do before the begin entering races of any sort. I live in Colorado and am sure that there are a lot of different bike clubs around. I just dont know what kind of training I would need to do, what kind of upgrades I would need to do to my bike (if any are recommended) I have a 2003 TREK 6700 with disc brakes. I just turned 22 years old. If anyone has any tips on things I should do before thinking about entering races I would greatly appreciate it!!!