Saturday, March 3, 2012
Last year the course seemed more doable, but I had mechanical issues with the bike and body issues (cramps). This year I think I have the cramps under control ( I eat Tums during the ride and it works better than all the other solutions I was previously sold on - pickle juice, endurolites, banana chips et al).
This year I am not worried about finishing. I want to go out and do as much of the course as possible. And hopefully have fun. I'm hoping I can make it back to the top of Main Divide, and then descend Trabuco before dark. If I am above my expectations, I will ride out to Pinos Peak and descend Bell Ridge to Yeager Mesa and ride out Trabuco from the bottom of Yeager. If I'm far above my expectations, I will shoot for making it all the way, but I'm not betting on that. I'm not riding Bell Ridge in the dark. Ostensibly I'm in this for fun. Not to kill myself. I guess that last point remains to be seen. Ultraquest here I come.