Or anything similar? I am just getting back into riding after having been off of a bike for 12 years. I class pretty much as a senior I guess (51) Clydesdale 207lbs down from 247 in March. I know that I will probably never be fast, but I am not having any problems building my distance up. It is my hope to make the race [B]next[B] February as I don't thik I will be able to assemble equipment to do it this year.

How are these types of rides usually supported? I plan (hope) to do the 12 hour ride, how does one manage such a ride? I have been reading the 24hr (hi Machka) stuff, and can't imagine doing a ride like that.