It was sunny. I went for a ride. On the mountain bike. At Belmont. I went up. I came down. Very hard. My head hit a tree. I took some photos. I rode back. I had fun. Think I'll do it again.
No one can ride a mountain for you. Be prepared to feel so tired that you truly believe you cannot go on. Be ready to admit to fatigue and, yes, dejection. There is no such thing as an easy ride up a mountain.