Riding my bike alone is just like racing myself, which sucks because I always lose. I was disappointed that I was going to have to miss out on some early-season races - the Platteville cross-country time trial is the same day as my panel at the MPSA conference, and I'm going to out of town the day of the first WORS race of the season. BurritoEater just e-mailed me about another early-season race, though - now I have 19 days to get back in racing shape. You just tell me to skip the conference to train and I will.
April 30 - Rock Cut State Park - Rockford, IL
Choice of courses: 10 mile, 25 mile, 37.5 mile
The registration fee is $25 for whichever course I pick, so I feel like I should do the 37.5 mile race. It's only 67 cents per mile, compared to $1 per mile for the medium course and $2.50 per mile for the short course. The 37.5 mile race would be almost 5 times as cost-effective in terms of racing-miles-for-my-buck.