...if I'm going to get crushed. I assume it's likely especially in the early going. I've got about four months until racing starts here, so lots of time to wonder before I find out for sure.
Background, started riding in 2013 for exercise, raced as a 5 in 2014, hung on but did literally nothing. Raced as a 4 this year, had my points for the 3's by June but held off and finished the year off as a 4 to gain a little more racing experience. I earned my points mainly through decent finishes in big 4/5 fields. (Top 3-8 of 50-75.) Only won twice, a training crit where I lapped the field solo (they forgot about me out there, not nearly as impressive as it sounds trust me), and a USAC crit where I got away solo on a little hill on the last lap and barely held on to the line. That one was really fun I have to admit, I was happy.
Really I guess I'm more interested in any advice I can get moreso than whether or not I'm destined to get creamed in the 3's. If I do, I do. I'll try to get better.
I'm guessing a lot of new Cat-3's are in the same boat. I've learned quite a bit from you all here. Any bits of wisdom I can chew on over the winter?