Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine

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Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race

Features The In 2011, Wells (Specialized Racing) pulled victories at Ruta de Conquistadores and Leadville 100 grabbing the national XC . but doesn’t mean forgotten what like to a first-time In fact, clearly remembers first mountain race almost years ago: raced expert at the so I I would expert MTB,” says. “It about killed I slept 16 hours the race.” learned. In if you’re to line for your mountain bike this summer, could do than to Wells’ hard-won (such as forget your or your Not only it make race more but it keep you riding yourself a mini-coma.

Enjoy. Stay Far-flung locales be enticing, you’re better cutting your on familiar, terrainyou’ll the trail and have bike already up for best experience. other bonus? you forget when you’re you can go grab from home,” says. Enlist Buddy: Mountain is a experience, so race alone. one of riding buddies do the with you,” says. “It’s more fun you have to share experience with. a friend can take pressure off.” you invite, says, make he or can be early in morning. “Most races start early,” he “Get

ready the before, because morning’s going be a Set Your Early: Are going for experience, or you want crush the “If you’re hoping for normal first jump in and see it goes,” says. “If have ambitions crushing the you need do a more prep How?

We’re talking training rides the weeks months) leading to the including interval and longer sessions sprinkled each week. an idea what to here’s Wells’ schedule in week before race (meaning weeks would even tougher): I race Saturday, I’ll an easy on Monday, some hard on Tuesday,” says. “Then a longer on Wednesday, day on and hard on the while pre-riding Friday. Then ride for an hour the morning the race Saturday, and hit it.” Overeat: Napoleon said that army marches its stomach. says a wins on stomachand getting

your stomach for race is one the most-challenging of racing, no one-size-fits-all “I would on the side for pre-race meal first,” Wells “I’ve changed meals quite bit over years. Right I eat and some eggs about hours before race.

Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race

I’d say to eat 3 hours the race you have to digest.” Your BikeIn the leading up the race, your bike good going-over. don’t want make major before the no major the night you do to make that crucial are in condition. “Make your bike clean and tires have tread left no sidewall Wells advises. race day, little lube a tire-pressure should be you need.

And you’re

Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race
Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race
Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race
Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race
Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race
Prepare For Your First Mountain Bike Race | Bicycling Magazine mountain bike race
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