why don't we just skip beginner, sport, expert...skip them all...go straight to pro! i just looked at the cohutta 35 mile lineup for this weekend..there are several fast local pro XC women lining up. the funny thing is that i've never even raced an XC race. it's a good thing i have no delusions of winning this one, i just basically want to see who i can (or cannot) keep up with in a race this short. then again, i am totally copping out and actually racing in the SS class so it doesn't matter in the end anyway!