The neighborhood rides have been to get a reality check on my pace on muddy dirt roads (there are a few nearby). I'll go on a short ride with the skinny (700cx37mm Continental Travel Contact), and then change to my wheel with a (29x2.1) Kenda Small Block 8 and re-ride the same road. Definitely planning to ride the fat tire, as the weather degrades, and the rain continues to fall (looks like highs of 32 for the race).
|Continental Travel Contact (700c x 37mm - my commute / trainer tyre)|
|Kenda Tomac Small Block 8 (29" x 2.1" - my hard-pack off-road tire)|
- Hat (under helmet)
- Water Bottles (2)
- Gatorade Bottles (3x1/2 gallon jugs with which to fill water bottles, and drink from)
- Arm Warmers
- Leg Warmers
- Toe Covers
- Spare Seatpost
- Hockey Tape
- Shock Pump
- Big 'ol pump
- GU Roctane (yes trying the best of breed stuff - this is a race, and homey don't run no NASCAR pit, this is a F1 pit, YO)
- Maps to the race, to the hotel...