I put a nice new Ultremo ZX in matching orange on the moose today together with a Mavic wheel. Every little bit of weight saving will help on that monster climb out of Death Valley. It ran very nice with the new setup.
I am still not sure what to expect in terms of performance from the Musashi over 200 miles. The longest I have ridden it is less than 100 miles and I just hope it is comfortable enough for the long haul.
It’s hard to say what my goal is for this event as I don’t really have much of a feel for how the Musashi will perform. I hope it will be quicker than my best time on a road bike but I doubt it will be close to the time on the Bacchetta. I would like to finish before dark if at all possible and my stretch goal is to beat 12 hours.
My best results:
- 2010 : Bacchetta Corsa Recumbent : 11h20m (6th Place)
- 2009: Lemond Titanium : 11h49m (10th Place)