I remember my first RATPOD experience. It was unbelievably beautiful and COLD. I rode out on my own. I was supposed to be friends, but ended up riding on my own. I was a little disappointed at first, but looking back at it now, it was one I will never forget. Going over the pass to Crystal Mountain into the valley was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The support crew was fantastic and I finished. I was sore, hurt and strung out, but I went on to ride this ride 6 more times because I loved it so much.