This doesn't really merit its own thread, but there doesn't seem to be a catchall/misc thread in here.
Assuming I don't crash out next weekend I'll be a 45 year old cat 4. My race results have not been earth shaking, but decent enough in 4/5 fields that if I had been racing as a 4, I would be over halfway to cat 3 already.
I like to think I am an good bike handler although I am aware of the statistic that 95% of people believe they are above average drivers. I think my relative strengths are strategic; my results have come more from being in the right place at the right time, rather than by overpowering people.
What I am debating is whether I should register for the rest of this season's races in cat 4 fields or M40+/45+ fields. (I race RRs so "both" isn't usually an option.) I would expect to continue to get decent results in cat 4 fields, and I would expect to get slaughtered in masters fields. The appeal of racing masters is I think I would enjoy the racing more, although repeatedly getting crushed might dull the fun somewhat. On the other hand I hear masters griping about new cat 4s in their field mucking things up, so that is a factor.
I am inclined to try out the masters fields but would welcome any advice.