erik911sd saidCongratulations--I'm hoping to do this ride next year. I haven't done any doubles yet, so I haven't decided whether or not I'll attempt it in one day or split it over the two days. As much as I haven't had any desire to pull off a double yet, I hate camping, so that might just be my motivation to get it over with on day one, haha.
This was my first double century ride and I was definitely nervous as hell about it. Especially because I was doing it alone with no one else that I knew. Just set out by myself with 10,000 other riders. It turned out great though!
You should definitely do this ride!! It is well organized and tons of fun. I wasn't sure weather to attempt the 1 or 2 day at first, but I figured why not try it in 1 day. Push myself a little and see what I can do. Plus, I don't think I'd have enough motivation to ride 100 miles and then wake up the next day just to face another 100. Why drag out the miles? lol.
I was a little worried about cramping in the second 100 miles, but luckily I had a good nutrition and hydration plan that went off without a hitch and I avoided cramping. Not even after the race, that night while sleeping or the next day. I paced myself well and had a good fit on my bike. My legs weren't even sore afterwards.
Anyways, whether you choose to do it in 1 or 2 days, it is still fun!!