Anyone out there who has done Steamboat before or ready for it this Sunday – I’m only doing the blue course and hopefully can hang with all of those who live at elevation.
A few questions:
Any key climbs where the race typically breaks up?- I’m assuming it may go unnecessarily fast the first 20 miles and that it will split into multiple groups even further on the first real climbs at miles 20-30.
Wearing a pack - would any of you recommend a lightweight camelback race pack? I would normally wear this so I can access food in my pockets and have 3 extra liters and then potentially skip the first and last feed zones to save time. I’ve never ridden there so just not sure if we are going to be racing in full blazing sun in dry conditions or if there are any shady sections on course. Thoughts?