Basically, I have decent skills, speed, etc., but I don't have a license. Is 5's going to be my fate from now on as a "one day" license racer? My impression is that "one day" licensees are automatically 5's. ?
Hopefully it's all just organizer discretion and I can just ask to get into whatever start seems to fit best. I could tell the org's that I usually do pretty good in non-sanctioned B's. (Our local nonsanction series still has B's.)
Since I'm 51 my "best fit" Cat would be Cat 4's 45+. 4's would be fine, too. (Masters 45+ starts with 1/2/3's here and is what would have been the old A's race -- too fast for me. Our best B's finish nearly last in A's.)
Even if I had a license it would take me, what, 10 races to upgrade 5's > 4's -- that would take years at my pace. I only do a couple sanctioned races a year.
I suppose this has all been hashed out elsewhere, but I didn't see it in the other "What's up with the 5's?" thread.