Well, I found out there is a road race in my town on Feb 18. This will be my first road race ever, hopefully I make it to the finish without broken bones. The best part of it is that the course is one of my favorite training rides! I have a question: in a Cat 5 race is it best to sprint out ahead at the start to get away from all of the squirrels, or is there a better method? I've been practicing my paceline skills alot, but I haven't yet discussed race starts with anyone yet.