October 23, 2017
I rode the Sport Loop today. I am a newbie to mountain biking and found this challenging but doable. At 51 years old, I try to avoid doing things that are likely to cause broken bones and with only a few very minor exceptions, I was more excited than nervous on the trail. The first loop was hard for me but the second time around, I had much more confidence. From a complete beginner's perspective, there are some technical features such as switchbacks on a downhill or the 'double dip' area. That said, my bet is that if I ride this a few more times, I'll be cake. If you're not fit for cardio, expect to take breaks on the uphills.
Overall, it was a great and exciting experience that I can't wait to duplicate.