Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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(Based on my one 12-hour race!)
How did you manage your pace? Tried to ride at a pace I could maintain, then slowed down when I got more tired.
were your pushing 100% the whole time or really going somewhat slower? If I pushed 100% the whole time, I'd be exhausted in 10 minutes and have to stop.
How were your feeling the whole time, physically and mentally the whole time? First 100 miles- "Hey, this is okay, not doing too bad." Next 25 miles- "Why did I ever sign up for this? What WAS I thinking?" End of race- "Never again!!!" Next day- "That wasn't THAT bad!" Next week- "It was kinda fun!" Next month- "Let's do it again!"
What thoughts did go through your head at the time? I forget.
What events and where did you do your 24 hour event? Texas Time Trials in Glen Rose, Texas.
Would you do it again? I'm signed up for the 500-mile/ 48-hour race this time.
How many times did you have to stop for the calling of nature? As often as needed, and not something I count. That course is 26 mile laps, so probably a couple of times to pee in 12 hours, don't remember how may poo breaks in there. Some people don't stop to pee, and to me, that means you're taking yourself way too seriously.
Did you find it was an awarding experience, of completing the event? Yes. I was not, and generally will not be, competitive at this kind of event, but it was still neat to do it. (I finished 11th out of 16 in my class.)
Do you like the long distance events compared to shorter events that last 2 hours etc? My daily rides are a couple of hours, and I enjoy them. I don't do anything like crit racing, and generally don't have much interest in it.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."