I love Criterium Racing! I am a USCF level 2 certified coach. I have been racing for 20 years. I have been a cat 2 racer for many years and now I am mainly racing with masters classes. It is funny how work, wife and kids can limit the amount of time to train and race.
My life as an althlete started when I was a competitive swimmer from the age of 9 to 21. After a three years of college swimming, I needed to give it up because I had blown out my rotator cuff. This is when I decided to start bike racing. I needed to compete, and bike racing was a great outlet. I have focused on crits because of the short and intense nature of racing. I have found that I like road races but love crits. Luckily, most racing around the USA is crits.
I currently race for http://www.gdvc.net/
Formerly Known as Newbie
Cheers Steve and welcome to the Bike Forums!
I'd think there are many Forums here that might be of interest to you... Road Cycling and its subforum, Road Bike Racing come to mind. Maybe Training and Nutrition too?