The season is winding down for most racers. I've got Jason Vorell hitting some cyclocross races prett hard in the coming months, but besides Jason and a few time trialisst there isn't much going on. I will be racing in the San Diego Annual Inivitational 2-Day Madison this coming weekend. It is more of a fun event (if you can call incredible suffering fun). I'l be out there racing with guys that have been to the olympics, world championships, and curent and former national champs, so I'm in for some pain for sure.
In case you don't know what a madison is, it is a race where you are basically racing with a partner and only one of you is racing at any given time. You literally grab the hand of you partner and throw him in at 30 MPH, then you get about 30 seconds rest and he throws you in. Get about 10 teams going, throw in some sprints, and you are in for the most pain, suffering, and fun you can have on a bike!
Here is a good decsription of madison racing : http://www.obra.org/track/track_racing/madison.html