I was sandbagging waiting for Cascade Stage Race 2014 when I crashed in July, broke a collarbone… wah.
Well the next day I decided fuck it, might as well stop sandbagging and put in for that cat 1 upgrade!
The last upgrade
Starting out as a hanging-on cat 5, I never thought I’d be a middling cat 1 but here I am!
For some, a 2->1 upgrade might not mean much since p/1/2 fields are usually combined, but imma do some Pro/1 races next year so it changes a ton!
Plus I can now look down on almost everyone I race against, a nice bonus. And on group rides cat 4’s can brag about hanging on to or dropping a “cat 1”.
I’m already looking forward to 2015, trying out some NRC/NCC races (pro/1 fields!), and maybe giving Cascade a shot if I’m stupid/bold enough.
Then there’s USAC Elite Nationals, in nearby Tahoe 2015 & 2016! Gonna go just to say I did, and you never know…