First race of the season - Tour of the Southern Highlands Stage Race. For me, this is somewhat of a B race, as our team is travelling down to Georgia from Ohio, and I expect to ride as somewhat of a domestique for a friend of mine. At my current 87 kg, I’m not the climber that this race demands. (I’m working on that, with a weight goal of 83kg for this season)
After that, many local races leading up to the Ohio State Road Race Championship. That’s my A race for the summer, and there are quite a few punchy climbs. The road race scene is dying in Ohio, in favor or shorter, cheaper-to-run crits. Despite the fact that I am a more power-based rider, I hate crits. Moreover, I hate the likelihood of skidding along the asphalt when someone makes a mistake (likely me!).
I will likely target another race in the Fall as an A race, but it’s yet to be determined.