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    Strategy for flat, windy, oval car track races?

    I know that some of some of you have similar courses in your area. Flat, some banking, oval shaped, headwind down one side, tailwind down the other. Say you're off the front tt'ing, do you stick w/ a constant effort/wattage or do you put more effort in/out of the wind.

    Hoping for truckin & Ze to chime in.

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    my strategy is very simple: find another race.

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    Wear a skinsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    my strategy is very simple: find another race.

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    more power, better position in headwind. You are allowed to ease off into the tailwind. Don't make me refer you to the TT sticky. :-)

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    I'll chime in, but seeing as I would never be dumb enough to go off the front alone on a course like that I can't provide a whole lot of insight.

    The good doctor has it right if you do decide to go solo though.

    Really just sounds like a good course to practice A) leadouts if you have a team or B) surfing wheels for a pack sprint if you don't.
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    Invisible aerobars are great if you've been practicing. For me, I prefer more effort into the wind, a bit less with the tailwind... either way though it's gonna hurt, bad.

    Also a +1 to skinsuit, booties, aero wheels.... I recall Pete Cannell taliking about how he had great success on similar courses on zipp 1080's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljrichar View Post
    I know that some of some of you have similar courses in your area. Flat, some banking, oval shaped, headwind down one side, tailwind down the other. Say you're off the front tt'ing, do you stick w/ a constant effort/wattage or do you put more effort in/out of the wind.

    Hoping for truckin & Ze to chime in.
    We're talking about a mass-start race, correct?

    Are you looking for a team strategy or an individual strategy?

    These will vary greatly depending on category. Cat 5s and 4s will chase every thing down. M35+ will eventually let "the right group" go. P/1/2 will usually just be too fast to stay away solo. Etc...

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    It's a bi-weekly series we have here & the one Pete is talking about. Believe it or not, a small group usually laps the field in each race (4/5, 3/4, & P123). I'd like to be in that group for the 4/5 & the 3/4, if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
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    What if he's not in the break.

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    If a good break goes, it might stick if it gets even a decent gap because bridging is very difficult in a hilly race. IAB's ftw.
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    sit in, sit in, sit in. get bored and attack. get caught quickly. sit in, sit in, sit in.

    Sprint to mid-pack finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by kudude View Post
    sit in, sit in, sit in. get bored and attack. get caught quickly. sit in, sit in, sit in.

    Sprint to mid-pack finish
    As stated...

    Quote Originally Posted by ljrichar View Post
    a small group usually laps the field in each race (4/5, 3/4, & P123). I'd like to be in that group for the 4/5 & the 3/4, if possible.

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