Big stage race coming up. Being "over 35" I can race either as cat 4 or 35+. I've been hem hawing for a week now. The masters, who I have raced against before, have smaller fields but the race is harder. Plus, it's way more safe than cat 4. The only thing the cat 4 race has to offer is a place to hide from the wind and a slower pace, but there will be loads of squirrelly riders. All races are the same distance no matter what catagory I race.