So, you want to race in the TransRockies Challenge this year? Here are some tips to get your bike ready.
First, congratulations on even thinking about doing a race like this. It is long, hard, and involves a lot of suffering. If you are racing it, you suffer for going that hard, and if you are riding it, you suffer for riding that long each day. Top racers will ride the same distance in ½ the time of the end of the pack, but everyone that crosses the the finish line on day 7, rode the same rocks, roots, and mileage. This information is for most of the riders in the event. (the middle and back third of the pack). If you think you might be in the front, you will not be, and if you know you can be in the front, you might be. If you are racing this event, odds are you know what to expect, and need and we wish you the best of luck.
A race like the Transrockies will...