The Triple D Winter Race is coming up in just over a week. I can't say that I'm terribly prepared physically, but at least my bike and gear set up is ready. For those who don't know about this race it's a blast. It's comprised of bike, ski, and a running event. There are various distances for the running events, but we've concerned with the bike event specifically. It's set at 100k, and has proven to be a very hard race to a moderate ride depending on conditions.
Lance Andre talks about the race in specific here. http://tripledrace.blogspot.com/2010/11/what-is-triple-d.html
We're going down with our merry troop. We had a blast last year, and despite the lack of snow we're really looking forward to the event. We hope you can join us for the event. It should be a great time. Registration is still open for all catagories.
Check that out here. http://tripledrace.blogspot.com/2010/11/triple-d-registration.html
My bike set up is pretty much as it has been of late. With conditions going to likely be nearly snow less and possibly wet and muddy, I decided that Big Fat Larry's were not necessary. I've set the bike up with the recently released 45 North Hüsker Dü's. They look and ride great. I think they'll be a perfect tire for the mixed conditions likely to be encountered on the route. I may drop a bag or two depending on what extra clothing or food I decide to bring. I got it figured that a seat bag probably won't slow me down too much though.
These tires on the Rolling Darryl rims are a nice fit. We've set these up on the 65mm Marge Lites, which they look perfect on. If I had a set of wheels built with those on them I'd probably run those on this race, as they are over 200gms lighter per rim.
I really like these tires. I was impressed when I rode them this fall, and I'm really looking forward to actually putting real miles on them!
Whether this race goes well for me or not, I know the weekend itself and the event should be a blast. We hope many of you can join us in what promises to be a great time.