First race on a MTB. Was in the beginner category and placed 16th out of 50. 3rd in my age group. All in all, a great time! I really appreciated the volunteers cheering us on throughout the fields and at the end. I felt the need to crank harder when people were watching...haha. I will do it again and practice this course and get my times down to into the 15 minute lap times.. Looking forward to it next year!