Then no it's not aggressive at all. I would actually put more focus on that race and the 50k than the 24 HOA race. You're really raw right now so the 24 race is more of a lark, see what happens, etc etc. Build up to the DH40 and prep for it properly. Then take the next 2 weeks to maintain where you are, since you won't gain anything tangible in 2 weeks other than rest. Then show up for the 24 and see how it goes.
Date is August 12th...race starts promptly at 9, and is over at 3...2 20 mile laps...90% single and double track at Stewart State Forest, New Windsor NY. You can pre register at www.bikereg.com Lots of fun...non NORBA event that drew 250 entrants in 2006! George
Actually the only goal I originally set for my self was the All-A-Moochy. Not to be competeive, but just to complete, more of a symbolic thing to kick start this season. 24 HOA is more of a lark, as Norm put it, jsut crusie around and soak up the atmosphere. I actually have more interest in the DH 40 becasue I love Stewart so much