I was just looking at twitter and saw an interesting tweet from "bikeride", who is out of Colinsville. It looks like there's going to be a stage race in May over two days with a time trial, circuit race, and a road race. I might be interested in the road race for some early season humiliation.
Check out the goings on: http://groups.google.com/group/connecticutstagerace?hl=en
Check out the more abstract goings on at: http://www.connecticutstagerace.com/
Also, have you ever had a headset seize? I did yesterday. I was riding the old stumpjumper home from work and it happened to me. Turning became like getting a cork out of a wine bottle with a car key. It was weird because I'd just fixed the headset a few months ago and got the play out of it. I had been feeling pretty satisfied with myself. The grease was new, so what could be wrong. I opened it up and things looked ok, but I put in some more grease for good measure. It didn't help at all and I realized that problem was coming from the race. I don't know how to grease in the there and I became very depressed.
Then I remember I had a can of WD-40. I sprayed it at the race and now everything's fine- like instantaneously fine.
Damn salt :-(