Bike Racing 101 details about what the title promises. I’m foolish enough to read this near the end of my first season of bicycle racing. (I finished the book maybe a fortnight ago.)
If I’d read it at the beginning, I might have saved Ken a few questions during the year. Still, even though the “Essentials for Cycling Competition” weren’t new to me, this book is a welcome addition as a reference book that reads well and is organized smoothly.
In the last race of the season this morning, the 48th annual Mt. Tamalpais Hill Climb, I finished in 48:39, which put me in 12th place among the Cat 5 riders. I may have enough experience now to qualify for Cat 4, just based on starts. Since today’s time would have placed me 12th (still!) in that division, I don’t know whether I should push ahead or not.