I'm not the most experienced racer by any stretch -- which is why the thread is called "Cat5." But I've spent some time on the track and doing a bit of 'cross, and can handle my bike, and have an acute sense of safety (because, at 40 and with a family, I really need to be at work on Monday in good shape).
And if there is one thing I can't stand, it's how every time the Cat5s pull away from the line, in the first corner, from the back of the pack, you hear some guy yelling "hold your line!," or "don't brake in the corners!"
If this is you yelling, please . . . shut the F up. First of all, we know -- except for maybe a few guys (and they get dropped quick like) SoCal Cat5s aren't generally filled with ignorant, non-pack-riding doofuses. Second, it's Cat5s: who the hell are you? You want crystal-clean races, then get your starts/points and upgrade. Or stay home.
But riding Cat5 and yelling commands in the first turn is like teeing off on the local Muni course at 10:30 a.m. on a Sunday and being pissed when you have to wait on the box of the par 3s.
Or maybe I'm just too passive/agressive.