so i am going to enter in my first bike race in march. I will be in the citizens/beginner category. I am new to cycling and want to learn as much as i can. However, i don't have all of the gear... i.e. cycling jersey, bibs etc. I basically tool my bike around with a tee-shirt and pants with my bike shorts under them (it's below freezing still, and will likely be 30's - 40's in march still).
are people going to be annoyed or not take me seriously? Should i scrape up for some $$ to buy more gear? i usually ride with a helmet and ski goggles and booties over my bike shoes in this cold weather.
fyi, the race is www.barry-roubaix.com