The end of my first race season is slowly coming to an end. I have been racing the local Mountain States Cup races in beginner and have faired pretty well. Beginner 30-34, I have finished 4, 9, 3, 2, 2, (Nathrop, Battle at the Bear, Angel Fire, Butte, Snowmass) with 2 more MSC's to go and NORBA Nationals at Snowmass next week. I will pretty much have the yellow jersey locked up for the year, so now I guess I have to contemplate moving to Sport. Then again, according to my time from Snowmass, I would barely finsih 3rd from last in Sport and that's only because the last 2 were DNF. Even worse, I know I'll have to race against Bockman. ( by the way Bockamn this is Ocky from Mojo's)
So the questions are... Would my times be faster racing in Sport, or were us Beginners that bad? Is it the general experience to move up and get hammered for a season, or could I expect to fair in the middle pack somewhere.?
I'm sure I know the answers as I've bben told form several people ie Hofer from Team Canyon Cycles, Chuck B my mentor, Timmy from Dean and others, just wanted to see what others on the board thought.