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Friday, December 16
trans iowa
missed it last year. didn't think i was ready to bite off 300+. but i rode tons of gravel last year and enjoyed every minute. i know it will be another level of pain and fatigue. i'm preparred to register tomorrow when the registration opens at 1pm our time. i've bugged a few people about it during the week. i'm ready for this adventure. wish me luck!
17 Comments:
Blogger Chaybo said...
right on Wills...good luck buddy !


What bike would you do it on, and are you planning on making any modifications to the bike ?

Blogger mw said...
at first i was thinking pinky straight up no mods but with nanoraptors front and rear. but lately i'm thinking 44c tires and a 36X17 gear (instead of my normal 34x17) or maybe 38x17. i think i'll try both. i have to get registered first. then i'll experiment over the next few months with gearing and tire size. i can't wait to see what happens to my brain over that amount of time/milage.

i'd love for diddy and the wolf to be with me!!!

Blogger debaser said...
May the wind be at your back!

I've been looking back on my 10 hours of the Enduro pretty favorably now. Good luck getting in. Just 75 people is awfully small.

Blogger Cornbread said...
You've talked me into it. Why not?

Blogger mw said...
so registration opened early. i just happened to be at my machine. you can see that on the endurance racing blog on mtbr. weird. looks like im in for a doosey...

Blogger debaser said...
SS? SS!

Damn.

Blogger J.R.A. said...
Sounds fun, Wills. Wish I had the balls to do it.

SH

Blogger Chaybo said...
The ROUGE SEVEN ....damn, that shit sounds like the beginning of a damn good western.

To the four fellas in Lincoln that got the early registration... congrats ! You fellas should have jerseys made ! The Rouge Riders.

Blogger mw said...
pretty wild eh?

Blogger Chaybo said...
yeah wills....that's gonna be a wild ride. A few years ago Tracy did a mtb ride that was a 168 miles in length ( i think it took her 12 hours )....she was pretty shot afterwards and she doubts her ability to repeat that mileage the next morning.

How long is trans-iowa ?

She highly recommended that you took mega doseages of vitamin C, supposedly it will help with muscle fatigue and recovery by repairing torn muscle tissues.

Blogger mw said...
oh. trans iowa is only 337. so i should be allright. oh wait. i'll be in uncharted territory for sure. mentally and physically. eating and drinking will be pretty darn important. i've got a few months to figure out what i should be doing.

Blogger Cornbread said...
Well, we should probably plan on staging training rides that are a century, 150, 200 and eventually 250 miles. First one could be in two weeks. Ride to Platte do a few laps and back on gravel.

Blogger mw said...
i was thinking an interesting training item might be a saturday century followed by a sunday century. that might shed some light on some things. a few trips up to platte is always good too.

Blogger Chaybo said...
ya...that sounds like a good plan Wills.


back to back centuries on a SS. nice


keep us posted to what preparations you might make.


later

Blogger bdiddy said...
I wish you boys and girls luck on this pain seeking journey. Two words of wisdom!

DOUBLE SHORTS!

Blogger mw said...
never!!!

i do think i'll have some salve on board tho...

and a change of shorts at the 1/2.

Blogger Chaybo said...
wisdom has taught me to never say NEVER.

Dude...you may need both pairs of shorts and a pillow to comfort that ass by the time it's over.