run your own race, don't wait on a partner, nor expect them to wait on you, meet up at the end. It'll be over before you know it. The GPS and knowing exactly how far you hav e come and have to go helps alot with ride management. Don't forget to go back to the finish line and cheer for the 50 and 100 milers. My friend did her first 50 miler , finished in under the allowed time and alomst evry one had left and they served dinner early without her. I thought that was pretty sorry. After you get back and unwind and rest a bit get some beer and some lawn chairs and hang out by the finnish line for a few hours.
My plan is the old dominion Va 30 on 28 april and the Biltmore estate NC 50 miler in may. Not planning mush out after that, will do a few rides. I do have a crewmenber for the Biltmore as her horse is a couple weeks too young to compete.
Last edited by Joe4d; 01-30-2012 at 04:31 PM.