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Old 02-06-2014, 02:42 PM   #16
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A competent rider with no race experience can finish v2r but the odds are stacked against you. For safety and fun I'd do a few smaller races then go on a training ride for 15 hrs straight and see how you do. Ride out a tank of fuel, fill it up and head back out. After your done you will know whether v2r is something you want to do and you will also have the experience of riding when exhausted mentally and physically.

When I was training for a very long race one of my training rides was 30+ hrs straight. What I learned was priceless and I don't think I would have finished the race without doing it.

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Old 02-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #17
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Lots of good advice. Listen to all of it. It can be done, but frankly the one thing you cannot train for is that feeling you get in your gut when you are sitting right here...



Or that same feeling that is nagging at you at 2am when you can't get to sleep and you know you need to get up at 4:30 am...



The only way you get that feeling is by riding some events. You can even do it in the same year, but you need to get started with a vengeance.

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:44 PM   #18
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*Shiver*

That gives me loose bowel movements just looking at those pics!

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Old 02-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #19
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*Shiver*

That gives me loose bowel movements just looking at those pics!

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Shit, those are the fun and anticipation pics.

That's 6 hours before your hands are bloody from ground up blisters, and about 10 hours before you wonder who used your asscrack as a guide to coil 100' of rough grade rope that was laying in a pile of aluminum shavings and broken glass.
Then the sun goes down about 100 miles from Reno.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:14 PM   #20
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Thanks everybody. You are all a wealth of knowledge. Love the pics btw. Think ill do some long hot rides this year and figure something out for next year. Kills me that I can't ride right now.... -20 and ice on the road :(.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:26 PM   #21
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640s can do it though !

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:07 AM   #22
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640s can do it though !

So can 950's. ;)

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:11 AM   #23
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Think ill do some long hot rides this year and figure something out for next year.
There is plenty of time to get in shape for this years race.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:22 AM   #24
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:51 AM   #25
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So can 950's. ;)

A heroic effert to say the least especially being the three day long way year

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:11 PM   #26
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640s can do it though !

I used my 640 at first then switched to a Husky.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:36 PM   #27
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640s can do it though !

Not with the 640 I had. Push rod snapped off, made a real mess of the bottom end, and that was the end of that.......Loved that bike, even though it made my hands numb every time I rode it.
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