I was blown away last night when one of my twins did his first real bike race. He was hesitant. Other sports, activities and groups haven't worked out but he's been with a NICA scholastic MTB league. Did he do the beginner race first time? The intermediate race? No, he went for expert/adult. He hung with the experienced leaders and was sending it on the jump line. Visualize experienced racers in spandex kit with high end bikes going around the jump line while some were sending the jumps lap after lap. I have a feeling the rest of the race series or season will be on our calendar.