this site has some great info and resources from previouse posts
finally I have a me specific ???
There is a RR one week from sunday Should I compete?? (CAT 5)
I have never raced before, but have done the bike portion of a triathlon in a relay team
I have some general experience riding in groups, but not aggressively like a race
I am in pretty good shape, and am 21 years of age
I have been riding consistanly for the last few months
in the last month I have been averaging over 100mi per week
almost all solo
distances range from 20mi -40mi w/ one or too over 50
this month my average speeds have been between 18-20mph solo
knowing this info do you think I can hang in a Elite Cat 5 race in one week?
its a 38mi loop w/ 2000 vertical feet
I plan on racing Mens C next season for my college
any comments, advice, questions ..... would be great