For many years, there has been a point of pride/nostalgia in my wallet. No, it's not what you're thinking. It's my cycling license.
Ever since the 'good ol' days', my great USCF/USA Cycling category was that of a respectable 2 on the road, and 3 on the track. Until now. I've downgraded myself to a 4. This is kind of like convincing yourself that you really aren't cool enough to sit at the cool kids' table, or even worse, that you're old.
But then again, maybe it is a blessing in disguise. Maybe I'll actually enjoy this experience we call bike racing. Maybe I'll even finish (eventually) in the front end of the pack! Maybe I'll be like Michael Anthony Hall's character in The Breakfast Club! You know, the King of the Dips***s!!!
Then again, maybe I'll just block the wind for the other guys and look like a dork with a helmet cam.
Good plan. 4 it is.