To date, I have made some progress toward the goal of 10 Cat 5 races, having completed 2 so far. The Mothballs Criterium, in Goleta, proved to be quite an experience replete with crashes. I was implicated in one (almost two!), but managed to finish the race nonetheless. The Anger Management Criterium, in Long Beach, was a better experience, which involved no crashes and a top 15 finish by yours truly.
The priority now is training - keeping some base miles in on non-race weekends, and keeping the power up for workouts during the week. The two prove to be incompatible in some ways.