Originally Posted by Pomo
I'm hardly a veteran, but remember to have fun.
Head that Advice, go out and have FUN! Don't get all worked up on racing, you'll need to maintain your concentration on the riding but take the time to look around and enjoy the ride too.
And listen to yourself, if you think you need to stop and clean your goggles or take a good long drink DO IT! No sense crashing and possibly getting seriously injured just because you thought you couldn't afford 60 seconds to clean your goggles or drop some air pressure.
You're gonna have a good time, best of luck!!!!