Even better than winning for me, was being yelled at during a race !!
A guy yells "on your left" as he cuts inside me on the corner, he's got another guy on his wheel. I see them out of the corner of my eye and I give them room. A third guy wants to follow them, but he left a gap. I jump behind the second guy and in front of the third guy. Then I hear, "Hey !! You can't do that, Yellow !! (I'm wearing generic yellow) I guess he was a rookie, and fighting for position in the New Britain crit with 3 laps to go, I wasn't about to explain the finer points of crit riding to him.
If you're reading this, then Yes, I CAN do that ! I hope he learned not to leave gaps !! I wonder if he was the jerk that bounced off my hip and caused a crash on the next lap.
I must say, though, that in the 4/5 race, most guys rode pretty well. A few squirrels, but not as bad as I was afraid of. (I have experience, but just getting back into it)