Hi all Masters racers.
I compete the Masters race, when I can, and was wondering if the starting positions could be changed.
The younger riders (30 & 40 age groups) always start AHEAD of the older riders in the starting pen. This means if one is an older rider, like myself, and wish to ride at a quicker pace, one needs to ride at 400+ Watts for 10 minutes to catch the younger riders as soon as the race starts.
The last race I did I just couldn’t catch the 30 and 40 age group and was forced to ride on my own for the majority of the race. If the young guys start at 55km/hr, I need to ride at 60km/hr to catch them!
How about we change the starting line-up, with the older riders first, so when the younger age group ride past we could hop on their wheels the best we can.