OK, I know I asked this question on another thread, but I wanted to use a more attention-grabbing title.
Being a complete noob to road bike racing, what kind of crowd shows up for the C category at the Greenbelt Training series? I saw the Cat5/Women/Juniors description and I don't want to be accused of sandbagging... For a 30-minute effort I could probably average 20-22mph. Will I be outclassed?
I know this horse has been beaten in countless "how fast do I need to be to race Cat5" threads, but I got the sense from a U of Md. racer I met on the road that the C class at Greenbelt is pretty pathetic, so I want to see what others think.