Some riding buddies from Wed night have prodded me to get out and race, and listening to Nate on the podcast I took a deep breath and entered my first crit tomorrow.
First thing I learned: pay attention to starting times. Cat 5 race at 7am and sunrise is 7:15am. Which means finding an old pair of Rx glasses, as my cycling glasses are too dark.
Could have entered Cat 4/5 and raced at 1:35pm when it is going to be warm and sunny. Too busy with home projects to go back for a 2nd race. Consolation prize - Jonathan Lee is racing 20 minutes after we finish. From our local Wed night ride I see a couple of Cat 2s and a Cat 3 are racing later, but I’ll be long gone by then Really should have paid attention before registering!
Do I need to print the Authorization to Ride Receipt and bring it to registration? Not sure how the heck I’m going to warm up, later in the day I could have ridden in for an easy 45 minute warmup. Other than a positive attitude and warm gear (37F starting temp), anything else I should bring? Thanks in advance!