Have you seen the chatter... Let me share a secret..... There will always be someone faster. Go race, compare your times up down and across categories. We all do it anyway. Realize you suck, and your great in your own way. Be the best you can. The competition is always there.
If your counting placement "only" in your age or category your not comp'n yourself properly. Be real with where you stand. A sandbagger won't deter from this assessment. Right?? Do the math.
I'm old but admit I compare my time to all comp, expert and sometimes sport racers. I also look at all age groups. What it is. I know my rank. I will sandbag someday. If you feel I took your prize, mention it and it's yours. My goals are bigger than that race.
Race whatever gives you the most satisfaction. Screw everyone else. Leave Chucker alone.