Corallary to the when do you attack thread. When do you abandon the attack and filter back in the pack?
Yesterday in the Sugar Loaf circuit race, I attacked with a little more than half the race to go. I stayed out about 1/4th of a lap. I never got more than 20 seconds clear, and I sat up. I never intended to solo the rest of the race, but I was hoping to get a couple of people to bridge. Unfortunately, when I did slow a bit, the people trying to bridge just towed the whole field up.
In hindsight I'm thinking if I would have tried to stay out longer, and made it harder to get caught, I could have improved the odds that someone sucessfully jumped clear of the group. However, I didn't want to fry myself.
So when you make a move, and its not panning out, do you commit to it, and hope for the best, or regroup and try something else?