Monday, May 16, 2016

24 Hour Race Solo Competitors

The 24 Hour Race is less than two weeks away and so far there are 36 people racing solo. This is my third year going solo and I wouldn't have it any other way. There's something about it that really appeals to me that I can't fully explain. Most people chalk it up as crazy and I'm okay with that. Normal is boring.

My brother John is joining me this year. He's in the 50+ group along with Glen. They are in a crowded field. Several of us lobbied for a 60+ group and the organizers came through. Unfortunately, only two of us have signed up so far. On the bright side, we're both podium bound. But without more participation I think the category will go away like the fat bike category did.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to doing as many laps as I can. I did 13 my first year. Last year I was laid up with cramps because I didn't hydrate properly. So I wimped out in the morning and called it after 10 laps. I would like to do 14 this year. We'll see how my legs, my bikes, and my fortitude hold up.


1 comment:

Mike said...

Any 24 hour race has to be fun, (run or bike) glad they brought that race back. Good Luck!