euphrades said:That is exactly the reason I started this thread. I am not going to learn anything new in two days that I haven't learned in 18 years of cycling that would make me finish Leadville. I know what needs to be done. Not to mention the camp is roughly 1 month before Leadville. If you aren't ready by then, then there isn't much you will gain those two days in terms of fitness or form.
I agree 100%. I also think that nobody should be able to sign up for a 100 mile race (vs fun ride) without some type of qualification. Minimum finish time at a few lesser races. Racing is racing and finishing is something else. 100 miles off road will bury anybody,even guys who are prepared are toast after finishing. There is no 1 month training time line that will put you on form for 100 mile race. It sounds like lots of people want this type of race to be an off road MS150, a dirty feel good kind of funride race. There are only a few hundred people on the planet that should be "racing" 100 miles off or on roads. Finishing in 150%+ plus of the winners time means the race promoter took money from *turds. At the start of MT bike racing they told you"you can get a expert license,but you can never downgrade,do a couple of races as a Sport class and see how you do,if you are an expert you will be there in 3 weeks". I see the camp thing as like a fantasy baseball thing where fat rich guys get to rub elbows with lance and company without any serious thought going in to their race result.Given your 18 years on the bike Carmicheal's" Time Crunch, you can be good with 6 hours a weeks" as total BS. The guy paying 1000's for "coaching" and entry in a race that's way over his head owns multiple copies that he is viewing on his Kindle.