what does everybody do for a point a lap or any other variation of a points race? this question may be vague but i'm hoping that many different racers will give specific examples of race situations (like a 10 lap point-a-lap might have a different strategy as opposed to maybe a longer race with points every 5 laps or so). this board has been boring lately and since most velodromes are racing now i wanted to get a new discussion going.
my first race ever on the velodrome (san diego) was a 7 lap point a lap race in the c category.. there were a few early moves right off of the gun. i followed one guy thinking he was going to make the break and hopefully we could both get off the front, but instead he didn't commit to this break, which allowed another rider to come down the track with lots of momentum and get off the front for 3 or 4 laps. the rest of the race i felt worked with a group of 3 or 4 riders on a chase, but we were unable to bridge.
next time i want to stay on the higher part of the track and pay attention to the riders and wait for a solid break and hoepfully latch on to that, or catch the pack off guard. anybody have any input? and past stories?