Because this is my first year with a racing license (and first year road racing period) I am in cat. 5. This is the beginner class. Packs are kept smaller to reduce the risk as most rider in this category (including me) don't have a lot of experience riding in a tight group. I can ride comfortably bumping shoulders with Jim, but doing that in a pack where you have other racers all the way around you is a different story.
This week is going to be cram packed as I am moving to my new new home away from home and HQ in Wallkill NY (for three months). Stay tuned for lots of pictures of my new (but small) living quarters and the surrounding area!