For the past 2 years I've done a 24 Hr race - women's solo. The course is through ranchland in central MT. Up and down on cow paths. Lots of fun. The race is coming up in about 3 weeks. I have to decide really soon if I'm entering again this year and defend my title. Part of me isn't all that enthused; part of me says it's a good training ride for the rest of the mtb season - Jackie
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I have a couple questions about this topic since I am considering riding the race in Dahlonega in August:
1. What is the actual format of the race? Do you ride a 100 miles without break? Is the race mostly single track or access roads, technical or not?
2. How do you train for this? I rode 2 full laps at Sherman Branch yesterday for 21.2 miles and had all I could take. I think I'm in pretty darn good shape...I ride no less than 3 days per week. Maybe us old folks have to ride the 50 mile race.
"If everything is under control, you are going too slow." Mario Andretti
Starting weight - 196 (12/24/6)
Current weight - 173 (5/14/6)
Fitness Minutes: (180) Posts: 86 5/18/07 8:47 P
I've never done a 24 hr race, and I honestly don't know if I could now. I don't stay up all night for anything anymore. I think I might be getting old.
Moab is fantastic. I went for the first time recently, and absolutely loved it. Very different riding than what I'm used to, the pounding of riding fast over rock all day did beat me up a little. And on another ride trying to swim through all the deep sand, and carry my bike up long rocky climbs, also did me in. But I loved every minute of it. Especially loved the Porcupine Rim trail.
It is a great MTB location!
Do one thing every day that scares you ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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I have a couple of them under my belt, but the last one i did was 4 years ago. I need to get back on the horse and what better place to do that than at the 24 hours of adrenalin at Georgia Intl Horse Park in October.
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