Wear a helmet, gloves and long pants. Be safe but have fun. It's actually very relaxing. Don't feel the need to follow others if you don't feel comfortable. If the guys go up a steep hill, I'll either go around to a easier path or wait for them to come down : )
I've rode four wheelers for years, but out family had a huge eye opener last week. I lost my nephew 21 years old from a freak accident. He was riding double, the driver hit a tree, my nephew went head first into a tree, he didn't live to see the next day. Please were a helmet it could save your life.
here's the best advice I can give you. wear a helmet and relax, being nervous is normal. If someone does something that scares you, don't do it, nerves and fear can lock you up. you ever see funny videos where someone crashes into a fence or something? and you wondered how something like that can possibly happen? fear and nerves locked them up. Wear a helmet, I crashed my dirt bike real good 3 times while my helmet sat here at home. I had to be told what happened cause hitting my head on the ground left me with no memory of the crash. Wear a helmet, it could save your life, freak accidents happen. and lastly wear a helmet.