I'm 67, started biking 4 yrs ago and keep getting happier. I thought I'd like to try racing but I don't really know how fast you have to be over what distance to be able to stick to the pack. I can do 20 + average speed around central park in NY (moderately hilly-6 miles) and there are races held here by the criterium racing assoc. which have beginner c class of 25mile lengths
Anyone ever try it? How fast should I be before I dare to embarrass myself in pubic?