I was thinking about this year's goals, and drew a blank when I went past March 10th, the date of Rouge-Roubaix. I decided that since I was training with a coach and doing all this racing-oriented stuff, I might as well get a racing license so I can put it to some use. It's something I've wondered about doing in the past, and feel I've progressed enough to not embarrass myself terminally, nor injure others.
I've laid out my tentative schedule and shared it with my coach, and she thinks it's okay. I'd appreciate any insight y'all might be able to provide, especially if you feel this might be overly ambitious.
Short version: Long road race (105 miles) in March, followed by weekend stage races starting in May and ending in September, one per month, pretty evenly spaced. The current plan is to peak in March, and once again later at a time to be determined. I'll enter as a Cat 5, and will race in Masters 55+ as such when permitted, otherwise I'll race with the snot-nosed brats.
Long version - here are the links for the races: