Originally Posted by toro618
How many total days do most of you end up spending for this race? How many days would you guys recommend for a first timer...specially the number of days before the race? I am a total noob and thinking of entering this race.
The guy who came in second on a bike last year (Mike Gilkey) spent half a day
down there in advance. And no, he wasn't some guy who had run in Mexico a zillion times before... it was his first time racing in Mexico. He got there in the dark the day before registration and tech opened. Woke up, went out to the desert for a couple hours to see what it was like, came back, did tech / reg / contingency, went to bed, woke up, and went racing.
I can't say that's the best plan for everyone, but I can say that it won't change at all how much prize money you'll win.
That's how I would do it if I was entering.