I’m thinking about signing up for a road race this upcoming Saturday (Quabbin Reservoir RR in MA). As of today, its looking like showers for the duration of the race with temps in the mid to high 40’s. The race is a 65 mile loop with approx. 4,500 feet of elevation, which is already pushing it given my not so nimble 85kg frame.
My question is - does anybody find racing in conditions like this fun/worthwhile? It’s a two hour drive on a Saturday morning to potentially be wet, cold, and drinking dirty bike spray water for three hours. I’m just a Cat 5 so I’d like to get the experience in but not sure it’s worth it.
I’ll also likely end up doing a local practice crit on Sunday morning when conditions are expected to be better.