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    Gal Training for Old Pueblo

    This is my first 24. Been riding and working out like a demon! Any tips or suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineB
    This is my first 24. Been riding and working out like a demon! Any tips or suggestions?
    Ride and workout like a demon...
    Ride more; post less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineB
    This is my first 24. Been riding and working out like a demon! Any tips or suggestions?
    Ride during night, and try and do at least one 3 a.m. ride, just to see how your body reacts to riding sleep deprived.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Plan. Meals, campsite, sleeping arrangements...think it all through so you don't have to suffer more than you have to.
    When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJoe
    Plan. Meals, campsite, sleeping arrangements...think it all through so you don't have to suffer more than you have to.
    befriend CactusJoe and simply show up with some beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineB
    This is my first 24. Been riding and working out like a demon! Any tips or suggestions?
    do some of the long distance GABA (or insert other bike club here) rides on your mountain bike. 100 miles on the road will give you plenty of time to get accustomed to pacing yourself for endurance and prepared you for any of the quirks (nutrition, body geometry/position, etc) you might experience from being on your bike for more than a couple of hours.

    if 100 miles on the mountain bike seems like a lot 100mi=~6 laps at old pueblo.

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    Ride other free races, like Kentucky Camp and Antelope Peak Challenge, before the 24 HOP.
    Last edited by azepicriderandrunner; 11-06-2008 at 04:50 PM.

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    There are many good articles on the web about 24 hour races, and how to prepare. Just do a search on "The" Google for "24 hour mountain bike race preparation."
    ~Aaron~
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    Copy this chick...She likes to train!

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    Lol! ^^^^

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    get one person close to you for race day support that will both encourage you and not tell anybody when you start breaking down and talking crazy talk in the middle of the night.

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    Bring lots of clean socks and keep your feet warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike=good
    Bring lots of clean socks and keep your feet warm.
    I never changed my socks during the entire race. Did you?

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    Eat lots of pringles and cheetos and ham sandwhiches... don't stop for any reason no matter how bad you feel... when you start feeling really bad have more cheetos... talk to everyone that will talk to you on your laps, it helps the time go by... find some kind of energy drink that tastes good (it does not matter how awesome it works if it does not taste good because you won't drink it after 10 hours or so)... bring imodium AD or something like that to take care of the 3:00 am cheeto problem... have a lot of fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    I never changed my socks during the entire race. Did you?

    yes. then again I wasn't solo. clean socks are the path happiness. it's true, it's in the bible somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike=good
    yes. then again I wasn't solo. clean socks are the path happiness. it's true, it's in the bible somewhere.
    I haven't changed my socks in 13 years. Maybe that's why I'm a bitter, grumpy, old man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBike'sBroken
    I haven't changed my socks in 13 years. Maybe that's why I'm a bitter, grumpy, old man?
    clean socks have nothing to do with you being old, but it could be related to the amount of grumpiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike=good
    clean socks are the path happiness.
    Add shot blocks to that list. It was the only thing I could really eat after so many hours on the bike.

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    Thanks for all the great advice everyone! You all are awesome!!!!

    EB

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    Howz the training coming? You all ready for the race?

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    i'm ready

    mx

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    Training has been great! Feel ready. Going to continue with the workouts though. I can't wait. It's going to be awesome!!!!

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