This will be my first “real” race. It will be an XC type race on a 8.5 mile loop. I will be doing the “sport” category with two laps totalling 4400’ of elevation.
I estimate it will take me around 3-3.5 hours. (Based on a similar ride I did last summer with less elevation and more distance) If I come in any faster than that I’ll be super stoked and will be promoting TR to every living soul in sight for the rest of the year. (Okay, I already do that.)
The event is going to be on March 3rd so I expect either cool and dry or cold and wet conditions.
My main concern is with pacing myself. I do not have a PM nor do I have a cadence sensor on my mtb. I have been thinking about using a cadence sensor in conjunction with RPE.
Will a cadence sensor be useful in helping me stay within my limits?
BTW: Proceeds from the race will go towards building the Auburn Bike Park. Entry is $45 and there will be a free kids race as well.