"There's a New England series that's essentially a pro circuit. Cycle-Smart, Providence, Gloucester. It has amateur races but the point is to be a pro series. They separated from another series due to some UCI BS. That series, while still…"
"Yeah, kinda sucks, but make the most of it. I know @Louisville2013 is trying to organize ride shares. I am sure you could stand in the lobby of the Galt House and snag a ride. And the venue is about 3 miles from most of the hotels. Bring a bike!"
Funny... I had a 42, single ring, in 2007. Always felt I wasn't able to keep up on the road sections, and wished I had the bigger ring. Went to Nats and got outsprinted (for 27th...) Went to the 46/38 for 2008 and had one of my best seasons ever. I've been thinking of going to a 44/36, though. Been struggling a tad this year with the climbs. Got married, took time off, had family in town... and it's all crashing down now!
See you on the start line somewhere along the way!