parawolf wrote:sweet stuff twowheels. I'm looking forward to the experience I must say. I figure there also might be a few other people that this will be their first crit too.
I figure i'll be looking to stay with the front 1/4 to minimise any jumps i'll have to do, and just stay there to see how I go. Must admit i'll be interested to see how the speed, surges and sprints go.
Hmm, whereever you are, there'll be surges and jumps, work out how many laps there will be, usually 30 mins +3 laps, see how comfortable you are with the speed. If your comfortable, around 10 to 15 mins, try a breakaway, don't succeed, appear to be stuffed, and go back to the pack. the pack won't be threatened by you, they'll think your an upstart
If it was easy to get away, and you feel strong, with 2 to go, jump again, give it everything, you'll either get away cos the pack will think you'll poop again, or they'll cover the attack.
Either way, your at an advantage, never look back, but if you get caught on that attack, if it's one or two riders, ask if the wanna work together, if not, sit up. Count your losses and wait for the mass sprint.
Hope this helps