Hey everyone, I’ve just signed up for my first race. It’s in three days!
I’ve been riding on my own for a couple of years, been on a few group rides, and have been doing base TR workouts for a couple of months (just finished my first base phase, actually). I’m 45, 6’1", 200 lbs, FTP of 225.
The race is just 25 miles (4 x 6.2 mile loops), and with my stats and relative lack of experience, I’m just looking to breathe hard, have fun, and finish - all while not making some stupid mistake that causes problems for me or the other riders.
I got my USA Cycling License today, and signed up for the Male Masters 35+ Cat 4,5 group.
On race day, I figure I’ll bring a tube, CO2, and tire levers. Unless I shouldn’t?
The route is pretty close to me, so I’m going to go ride few laps tomorrow on my lunch hour.
Any advice for a newbie?