Rode my first hare scramble and had a blast! Thanks to all the advice from you guys a while back when I was getting the bike ready to go. The bark busters and skid plate both came in handy! I entered the beginner class and went out for a practice lap... but found my way back to the pits after about a mile, thinking that I needed to save my energy. Track was wet and slippery, but not real technical... at least the part I saw. I was pretty worried about being able to ride for two hours, so my main goal was to finish. Finishing in front of one other rider would be icing on the cake. Lined up and noticed there were a LOT of guys in my class. Got a mid-pack start and just tried to do my best... passed a couple guys and got passed a couple of times by guys in my class. Only fell down once in the "endurocross" section and got stuck once in a mud hole... but by golly I finished that race! The camelbak really helped a lot. Ended up finding out that there were 35 guys in my class and I finished 21st! That made my day! What an experience... the next day I was sore in places I didn't know could even get sore. All in all It was a great time though... hope to ride another one before the season is over!