No I didn’t compete in my first criterium on Sunday because when I woke up it was absolutely shelling it down. Cowardice or common sense? I’d opt for the latter.
I haven’t done one before but from what I’ve read Cat 3/4/Novice races can get a little messy in good conditions so I really didn’t fancy planting my arse on damp asphalt paving and then having to drag it back across town cold and bruised. I don’t mind the wet as a rule but racing in it is a fearful enough prospect for me to draw the line.
Typically about five minutes before the race would have started there was bright sunshine and drying roads in my part of town. So I’ll gear myself again for next Sunday to go and discover the joys of racing properly.