Friday, January 20, 2012

The Next Big Race, TWAF Part Deux

So DEA and I have decided we needed a new challenge. Something to get us motivated or maybe even a little bit scared so we would be riding with some purpose this season. After scouring the race schedules looking for such an event we have decided to take a shot at the Wilderness 101. The race says it's "The Wilderness 101 is an ultra endurance 101 mile backcountry mountain bike race." With that many miles and over 10,000 feet of climbing it looks like DEA and I are in for a long day in the saddle.

Race Elevation

Since it is January here in New Hampshire it is not optimal bike riding season. With temps in the teens and winds in the 20+ mpg neighborhood, its not so lycra friendly out. So until things warm up some more most of the early training will be of the indoor variety. Map