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Executing your first 24 solo, part 5 (training)

Part 5 addresses how to train for your first 24 solo effort.  The first 4 posts in this series are here. Yuri: Do you do any 24 hour simulations…or just go for it?? Dave, I really appreciate all of your input on these matters and putting up with my petty questions, I know that it will help me out as I…

Executing your first 24 solo, part 4 (pacing)

Now it’s time for the fun stuff. Yuri: Last, how do you pace yourself? Did you pre-ride so you knew what kind of times you should be laying down, or did you just go out and base your pace off your first lap? Dave: There are several possible answers to this one…as in what did I do in my most…

Executing your first 24 solo, part 2 (lights)

Pivvay (Chris) has done a great write-up on DIY LED lighting.  It’s a bit of work and no guarantees you will have light out in the boonies, but check it out:  http://slipangles.blogspot.com/2006/03/geek-this.html. Yuri: How many lighting systems should I have and, do you wear a system on your helmet as well? Dave: Great question.  24’s can be won and lost…

Executing your first 24 solo, part 1 (nutrition)

A long time racing bud, Yuri, shot me an email the other day with a great set of questions on how to make his first 24 hour solo mountain bike race attempt a success.  It seemed like a great thing to share here…so here we go.  Don’t worry Yuri, I’ll send you a few top secret details off-line 🙂 First of all,…

How to pace your fastest 24 Hour solo mountain bike race

This article was written for my column on mtbracenews.com Coach Lynda Wallenfels is Cat 1 USA Cycling coach and owner of LWCoaching.com Athlete question:  I am doing a 24 hour solo race and am hoping to be competitive.  How do you recommend pacing? Ooo this is a big thorny question! 24 hours is a long time to be racing your…