I have decades of riding experience as a bike tourist and recreational rider and don't have any trouble completing metric centuries or the occasional full century ride. Now, for some reason, I've been thinking (or maybe thinking about thinking about) racing.
I'm quite sure if I entered a road race at this point, I'd be spit out the back of the peloton within the first mile (and just forget a crit. All my teeth are still my own). Anybody else out there actually tried their first race at 50+? If so, what has been your experience? And how did you prepare for it? I'm thinking time trialing might be a good way to dip my toe in the water.