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      Avatarmark59
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      I finished the Cream Puff in 14 hours and a few minutes . In the history of the Cream Puff this was the hardest ever in terms of conditions and slowest finishing times. 

      It was extemely muddy  and wet.  Out of 70 total riders only 39 finished. I placed 6th in my class of over 45. 

      At the Tahoe Sierra 100 two weeks later I placed 3rd in my class, This race was every bit as hard as the Cream Puff. 

      I want to take some time off and pick another 100 maybe in September. I only jumped into the last 6 weeks of your training plan ( personal best) for the Cream Puff . I would like to complete the whole plan and then race and see how I do. 

      I was very excited about the different trainings each day in the plan . I also might want to buy a power meter not sure if it would be more beneficial  to buy it for my road bike or mountain bike.  At times I feel the road bike gives me more strength to race on my mountain bike . Any advice on whether  I should buy a power meter for road or Mt bike to improve race times on endurance mountain bike races would be helpful. Thanks so much for all your help.

      Mark

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      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Congrats finishing two tough events.

      If you like riding both bikes equally, put your new power meter on your road bike. If you spend a lot more training time on and greatly prefer your mtb, put it on that bike.

      Lynda

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      Avatarmark59
      Member

      Lynda said:

      Congrats finishing two tough events.

      If you like riding both bikes equally, put your new power meter on your road bike. If you spend a lot more training time on and greatly prefer your mtb, put it on that bike.

      Lynda

      Thanks Lynda for the tip , I think I will put the power meter on my road bike. I feel when I train on the road bike I get stronger on the mountain bike. The mountain bike is more fun to ride i have to say. 

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