Payson Stampede 24 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge

...is the next destination. September 20-21.

I talked with an official at USA Cycling who confirmed this is going to be the venue for the 2009 and 2010 NORBA National 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships.

Well I haven't done a 24 hour solo since Worlds last year and am in just the right mood for one at the moment. So we are packing up the ship and sailing it over to Payson with gears, suspension and power meters on every bike!

Dave and I are racing the 24 hour solo with power meters and Danielle is racing the 12 hour solo with hers. We will have a plethora of data to get the 2009 and 2010 Nationals training plans nailed.

It is a climby one. From topofusion 1366 ft/ 8.8 mile lap. This chart of the course is from a GPS file provided courtesy of Dan Basinski the Payson race promoter. Thanks Dan.

The trickiest part of racing 24's is pacing. How do you pace a 24 to end up with the most laps? Go fast from the gun and hang on? Even split? Negative split? We are gonna be doing a little experimenting in Payson and if we get it all right we'll have the power data to back it up. Precise numbers from differently paced races over one course at the same time. Now that is data to keep us busy this winter and juice to use when cooking up the killer Nationals training plans in 2009 and 2010 - yummy :-)

10 thoughts on “Payson Stampede 24 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge”

  1. Since I’m just doing the 12 hour I can experiment as well. How about I go out as hard as I possibly can!!?? And then when I explode on the side of the trail 2 hours into the race you and Dave can tow me in with a rope :-) See you in a week!!!

  2. Now that looks like a “National worthy” course profile.
    Anxious to hear more about the course if I can wade through all the data to get to the info I’m looking for.

  3. I am excited for you guys! Do you remember how to shift…you have been on the singlespeed kick for a while you know. :)
    Can’t wait to hear more about the course as well. That is a significant amount of climbing per lap in less than 9 miles.

  4. Wish this was in October….looks like fun but I’m all booked up!

    Good luck you two and hope you have a great time! (Dave – still debating the wheel…..but that decision will be ramped up soon when Brendan sends me something)

  5. It what a blast going down but a bitch climbing the hills. I had fun!!! See you next year. How about the results…is it in yet?

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