That’s right folks I’m going outside my comfort zone of road bike ultras. I will be doing the Park City Point to Point Mountain Bike Race. The organizers say it is about 80 miles with 14,000 feet of gain and 90% single track. Starting elevation about 7,000 going to 9,500 feet. I wish to thank my good friends at The Pro Bar (the best tasting bars 😉 ) for getting me in entry to the event which sold out in 6 minutes!! By some accounts it is much harder than Leadville because it is much more technical without the fire roads and paved sections. I function relatively well at altitude but I’ve also been doing CVAC sessions which will help me race at altitude.
I have only been on a MTB three times in my life and it doesn’t look like I will get much time between now and September 3 to train on a MTB.
What are my expectations?
1. To finish
2. To not crash too badly so that …. refer to #1
3. To ride comfortably and finish mid-pack…refer to #1