I'm 32 and this has been my first season of racing. I've enjoyed it and been relatively successful, with mostly all top 10 finishes. I've been a casual rider for a while and last fall I made a goal to race this season, so I bought the Cyclist's Training Bible and went to work. Then, the past winter my wife got pregnant (it was planned), and now we are expecting our first child at the beginning of September.
Does anyone here have young children and race? My wife is pretty adamant that I will not be spending as much time on my bike once the child comes (I already don't have any support from her for racing without a child in the house) and I am afraid that if I don't train, I won't be able to keep pace with the Cat 4's. I'm trying not to come to the realization that I won't be able to race for the next few years. I'm also getting depressed that I'm currently in the best shape of my life and realizing that it's only downhill from here.