Advice needed two weeks prior to Firecracker 50 solo race: WinterPark 16 mile point to point MTB race in snow/ rain or Super Walker from Lafayette (50 miles, 4800 ft of climbing) this Saturday?
Two weeks before the best thing is to have a simulation ride that is as closet to your target event. Similar distance, duration and climbs. It’s like your test run. Use your race bike, work on your nutrition like you would have during the race.
Coach Jake is right Matt - do a ride as close to the FireCracker as you can. The WP XC is OK but given that it might be snowing, stay down low and do a ride like you suggested, Super Walker. Even Heil > Hall n back is good too. Enjoy!
Thanks Jake and Frank! Super Flagstaff it is!