I'm curious as to what other "no talent" riders would do in my situation. I'm your typical all-arounder w no real strength to speak of. I'm not a sprinter, my 5 min and 1 min power is low end Cat 3, and my FTP is 4.2 w/kg (average Cat 4).
I race against genetic mutants in M45+ events in and around SCal. So if you were me would you sit in and HOPE to get lucky and go with a wining move? Attack over and over again? Something else?
For example I raced a crit yesterday w multiple District and Nat champs in the field and its frustrating being a knife fight w a butter knife. I went for a prime (ended up 6th) and thought about attacking. Because I don't have stay-away TT abilities I shrank back into the pack, only to see the winning move go up the road. I should have attacked, even if I was later shelled from the move.
Sooo, what's worked for you other no-talent-types against the mutants. For the mutants out there under what circumstances do non-mutants cause you concern, or what rattles your cage (maybe nothing).