As I said on your bold, welcome to the world of bike racing! The only sport I know where you train your butt off just to reach "sucks at it".
Yeah you may be last in your AG but everyone has to start somewhere. And most normal people start off last, but the beauty is watching yourself get faster and faster from year to year. In my first "A" duathlon this year I took ~10 minutes off my PR and could have gone faster. So tell your boy, hey, dad may not be very athletic but he's going to do the hard work and reap the rewards next year!
A RR is a combination of legs and brains. Practically every racer I've talked with has the same "got spat out the back in my first RR/crit" story as you, but they kept on coming back, learning, training, and getting better. A solid training plan and some more pack experience will see you in better stead next year.
But.... GREAT JOB for even pinning on a number. It's more than the vast majority of cyclists out there will ever do.
In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
Specificity, specificity, specificity.
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
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