I raced in my first road race today. It was a 20 mile race. Things were going well and we were moving at around 22 mph. I made the mistake of attacking too early though. I thought that the pace was slow and I was feeling great so I attacked but never recovered. Everyone else soon passed me as I was recovering.
The way out was fun but we had one of the worst winds coming back in...it was miserable.
Overall though, it was a fun experience. My wife and I are already planning on doing it again next year.