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Old 07-28-17, 08:18 PM
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Don't burn out early. I watch my heart rate and try to prevent going over some level. (I think I have my GPS set to sound an alarm over 150 bpm). I go over it sometimes, but hearing the alarm reminds me to slow it down. It doesn't help me much on a 200 or 300km, but it keeps fresher on the 400 and up rides.

Keep eating and drinking. Sleep if you need it.

Bring extra clothes. Bring wipes. Bring extra butt cream.

Look at the advice for the 400k rides. That's a 27 hour time limit. (Most finish less than that of course, but the advice holds I think.)
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