That was an eye opener... The difference between riding and racing is unreal and to see the rest of the guys fly past me really highlighted it.
First race and went for the 4 hour. Had a flat about 2 miles in and in the heat of the race managed to forget how to change a tube for a while. Got it changed then couldn't find my CO2 even though it was exactly where I put it.
Cramped on the first of the 2 muddy climbs on my third lap and had to stop for a few mins to let that go. Managed to keep the pedals going till the end despite a bit more cramp and back pain. Ended up 36th but since I was convinced I was dead last was really pleased to get some point.
Hopefully will enter some of the spring series and give myself time go improve.. well everything.
Any advice for training would be welcome. Did almost 5k miles last year mainly commuting and thought I was pretty fast!!