I am pretty new to racing- just started this year and I've done 3 crits and 3 TT events in my local series. I've been learning a lot. My biggest lesson- don't hang out in the back of the pack! During my last race I had some trouble clipping in and there was a wicked 40 mph headwind in the first turn around the track so I fell behind early. I ended up chasing as hard as I could the entire time and did end up passing all of the riders that popped off from the lead group. With about 10 minutes to go I caught one of these riders and asked if he wanted to help chase so we could get closer to or catch the main group. He said he was too burned out to help chase and then he stayed on my wheel for the final 10 minutes of the race. Just as we were about to cross the finish line he sped up around me to take one measly point after I had worked my butt off to pull him around the track...was this cool?