So I'm thinking of getting into road racing, but don't have a road bike and don't want to drop a lot of money on one until I know I like it. The USA Cycling rules say that you must have two brakes and a free wheel. So, has anyone tried this? I don't mind coming in last, I just don't want to look like a total ****** out there (althought I will race Cat 4/5 so I'm sure that won't matter).
I live in Milwaukee, so most of the crits in this Area are generally flat, not like I can't handle hills--I ride my fixed gear all over the place.