My first road race is going to be out in AZ 2 weekends from now. The race is 61 miles, 31 miles out and back.
Up to this point I have only raced in crits where at most I need to bring an extra set of wheels for the wheel pit (I never even did that).
Now with the considerably longer race I am obviously going to need to bring food. Is hammer gel enough for apprx 4 hours of racing? There is a feed zone but I dont know anything about it.
The course is open to traffic and I could end up without a follow car if I get dropped bad enough. Do I plan for this by carrying a mini pump and tube?
I am flying out from DC for this and will be by myself during the race so Im nervous about forgetting stuff.
anything else I need to be concerned with?
if you are curious this is the race i am talking about http://www.wmrc.org/superior/2007/flyer.pdf