Just go out and ride what you got.
I had been fighting the one-ups for a new woods bike. I thought I wanted a 450xcf (4-stroke) just like Terry and Devin. Then on Sunday I raced my 250xc (2-stroke) at the Volunteer Hare Scramble in Bybee, TN. It cured me and made me thankful for my crazy, high strung two stoke. The course is mix of fast with a few crazy narrow sections, off camber, and a couple fun jumps. For the most part the trail is a lot of fun except two sections that are made ridiculously hard with a bunch of gappers clogging up the track. Because I only do a few races a year I don’t hold a license I have buy a one day that lumps me in a catch all class called Heavy Trail. I don’t know if that signifies the size of the entrants or what but this class has everyone from A to C and beginners. The real kicker is we start last and I have the task of trying to pass everyone I can on the trail. As I said starting this far back I get stuck in traffic jams as riders get to sections a little over their skill levels. Oh well passing them in the sections is part of the fun. Anyway I finished 75 out of 155 and 3rd in my class. My lap times where 52, 43, and 47 minutes. The first lap I sent a lot of time waiting in line to clean sections and the third lap I was just surviving. The second I was in the groove.
I keep telling myself I’m going to do more of these but they are the hardest thing I have ever done and I don’t immediately look forward to the next. But after every one I don’t feel as bad as the previous.