Okay so I introduced myself on the road bikes forum, if you are not familiar with me and you want to find out a little more about me and how much of a newbie I am, just check over there.
I was looking today at the USA Cycling site, trying to make heads or tails of the racing situation. From what I understand there are 5 categories, and you move up in them as you get better. Fine.
Something else I have been finding out is that Cat5 races are crazy because of all the inexperience and people are getting killed all over the place. (perhaps an exaggeration). In any case there are a few things that I was wondering about racing...
1) How much does it cost every time you race? What are the normal entry fees? How much does it cost to get your Cat5 license?
2) How often are there races? For example, if I live somewhere, lets say Erie Pennsylvania for example, and I am willing to travel 150 miles to a race. Would there be a lot of races? Keep in mind here just use your own experience with wherever you live and let me know how you work it out for yourself, and if you know about the PA/OH/NY area, all the better!
3) .......HOW FUN IS IT? Come on spill the beans you know you are having a great time racing, just let me know so I can smile and live vicariously through you.
Thanks everyone for your responses in advance!
Edit: P.S. What does "getting dropped" mean?