I'm thinking about not doing a road race in April that I've done the last two years. There were about 140 riders in the 26-mile race the past two years. No categories, just an open Wisport series event. It's been cold, windy, gray, and you're not in the best of shape because the season has just started.
I was 99th last year.
102 the year before in what was my first race ever.
But seriously, do I really need to go out there again to do the same thing this season?
Who am I kidding?
I'm not really a racer.
I'm a pretty good rec roadie who is 48 years old with a seven-year-old total hip replacement and visions of me being Basso in my head!
Maybe I should get my 'fast ride' buzz from a few group rides a year and stay away from organized races.
At the start, two years ago when I did this for the first time, I wanted to be able to say I was in an actually bike race....that I was a 'bike racer'....and I've done that now I guess.
You guys who are 'real' racers probably would prefer guys like me not clogging up the field anyway???