I"ve lurked and asked a few basic questions on this forum and I now have a few more...thanks for all of the advice thus far!
1) I'm considering getting into racing but I'm not sure that I'm good enough to not make an absolute fool of myself in Cat 5. Does anyone have any basic guidelines or speed/mph/minutes parameters that I could use to judge if I'm fit enough for this endeavor? It would be great to know if the Cat 5 guys can do Central Park in y minutes per loop when there are x loops in the race, or something like that.
2) Unfortunately/or fortunately, depending on which way you view it, I only have a fixed gear bike. Are you allowed to race the Central Park race on a fixed gear?