OP mania is in full force and I am trying hard to keep a lid on it. I am actually more organized than usual and have most of my packing done. We are hitting the road first thing in the morning. I am racing in the female single-speed solo category. Dave is racing SS too but I think he is in the open men category right now - he might switch??
Real time results will be posted during the event here
Gears, tires, fuel plan, lights and all the 24 hour goodness = dialed. All we have to do is the drive and we are ready.
I have 2 bikes I am taking. A 29er SS Voodoo Zaka and a 26er Kona Explosif. They weigh about the same and have very similar tires and gears set up. It will be interesting to see at the end of the 24 which is the bike in favor. I have sold bikes the week after rotating them in a 24 hour race...
This is my first time soloing on a SS. One of my 24 hour issues is getting hand tendinitis from shifting so much. Since riding more SS recently that issue has completely disappeared. I wonder what the SS issue is gonna be??
Another thing to get excited about is that new in 2009 is a SS solo 24 hour National Championship category for both men and women. Moab-24-solo-SS...wow that sounds hard. Drooling on my keyboard right now. Practicing a SS solo at OP this week is added fuel to that fire. 24_SS-Solo_Natz is what I will be thinking about at OP if the going gets tough and I have to dig a little.
There is crack in da house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!