I've read through some of the previous posts and gotten some great pointers for first time hare scramblers... that leaves me with which class I should start out in. I'm 33 and would consider myself an intermediate rider. I'm in good shape (light crossfit 3-4 times per week) and I've been riding since I was 10. I'm very comfortable with it and have been able to hang with some faster trail riders... although never pushed it hard for a full 90 minutes before, so that'll be fun. My challenge will be to relax. I'm planning to give the Brushy Mountain HS race here in western NC a try with my 03 XR400 (bark busters, gordon mods, stock suspension) ... if I can get everything ready in time. Wondering what CLASS I should sign up under for my first race. Vet class, Big Bike C, or what? I have no idea. I'm not aiming to be superman the first time out and expect to be at the back of the pack finishing... but I don't also want to under estimate my pace. (which I think is less likely) Advice?