Bit of background about me. My father was a mountain biker growing up so I've been around bikes most of my life. After a brief stint in college, I spent 2 years as a year-round messenger in Boston then went back to work for the man. I've always kept riding and the last coule years I've ridden more than normal. In Feb I joined a team and I've done a few rides with them. Anyway, just registered as a Cat 5 for the San Marcos, CA crit on 07/26. Not sure if anyone will be there but I'll be the guy with the yellow/black bike and the tattoos. I did do one race in February which was a sprint tri (I was on a relay team) so I have a small amoutn of experience but to be honest I'm anticipating being dropped like a hot potato. Anyway, i'll be sure to post a report when I can.
Also, I should mention that it was the racing sub-forum that got me interested in the first place so thanks!