Hello everyone, I have a fun topic/question for discussion. Like most places in North America, there is a Tuesday night Crit series here and my friends and I are going to start competing in it next summer, we would be starting Cat 5. There will be 4 or 5 of us who are all fit and come from varsity level athletics so we have no issue working hard and digging deep. With all that I have 2 questions:
ethically would you guys say it is wrong for us not to declare as a team and work together like one? We were thinking it could be fun to surprise everyone with hard attacks or even just a 5 person pack off the front.
Along with the ethics, is it okay to wear a pro team jersey in a crit? Obviously we do not compete for a pro team but for example we all have a US Team Postal Service jersey and wanted to wear it. We know it is controversial but we also like to have fun with that stuff, if you can’t laugh at someone having a jersey like that you take it too seriously is our thought.
What do you think our best strategy for one of us winning is? Like other places, cat 5 can still be super competitive and we know it could still be a very tough race. Do you think we should just go right off the line and do a 5-man break-away? OR just take turns attacking and bridging if a pack gets away?